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Veteran Kaka called up for Brazil's Copa America squad

May 27, 2016 07:57 IST
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IMAGE: From left Brazilian players Douglas Costa, Kaka and Neymar Junior take part in a training session. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images.

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.

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