Kaka called up for Brazil's Centenary Copa America squad

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka has been a regular in coach Dunga`s squads without getting much game time.

Reuters| Last Updated: May 27, 2016, 19:18 PM IST
Kaka called up for Brazil's Centenary Copa America squad

Sao Paulo - Brazil have called on Kaka as a late addition for next month`s Centenary Copa America in the United States, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.

The Orlando City midfielder will replace Bayern Munich`s Douglas Costa, who was cut from the squad because of an injury to his left thigh.

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka has been a regular in coach Dunga`s squads without getting much game time.

The 34-year old has not played a full match for the national side since 2012.

He is the second player to be added to the squad because of injury, with Benfica`s Jonas replacing striker Ricardo Oliveira, who also dropped out.

Brazil are in the Copa Group B with Ecuador, Haiti and Peru. They will face Panama in a warm up friendly on Sunday in Denver.