Tite quizzed Conte over Oscar fitness
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Brazil manager Tite admits he spoke to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte before recalling Oscar to the national side.
Oscar has not played for the Selecao since 2015 despite being in the squad for March's games against Paraguay and Uruguay.
The Blues' schemer was also absent from the Brazil squad for the Copa America while also being left out of other World Cup qualifiers.
However, the 25-year-old is back in the ranks for October's World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela and Tite confessed he had picked Conte's brains before naming his squad.
"I talked to Antonio Conte. Oscar has been playing in a 4-1-4-1 in defensive terms, and has been given more freedom attacking," he said.
"He answered me yesterday. I don’t have very good Italian, but I can understand it. My Italian is from fifty years ago.
"But it was enough for us to communicate and I thanked him for the information he gave me about Oscar and Willian."