RIO de JANEIRO, May 27 – Brazil have called on Kaka as a late addition for next month’s Copa America Centenario in the United States.
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, and has 91 caps for Brazil, scoring 29 goals. He was part of the 2002 World Cup-winning side in Japan and Korea under Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Kaka has been at Orlando City since 2015, after a move from Sao Paulo, and played 29 games in MLS last season, scoring 10 goals.
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, and will face Panama in a warm-up friendly on Sunday in Denver.