Real Madrid’s Kaká targets 2014 World Cup with Brazil

Kaká reveals his delight at his recall to the Brazil squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Italy and Russia

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Kaká has been recalled to the Brazil squad Photo: Soccer.ru, via Wikimedia

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Kaká has expressed his happiness at his recall to the Brazil squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Italy and Russia – and admitted that he cannot wait to link up with national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The 30-year-old said: “It’s been a while since I’ve seen ‘Big Phil’. It’ll be great to meet up with him once more and to work with him again. I don’t know how long that’ll be for, but I hope to play at the World Cup in 2014.”

Discussing the recent upturn in his fortunes, he continued: “I think that things are getting better for me, above all at my club.

“I’m playing more often at Madrid. The supporters are showing that they appreciate me and that is an extra motivation. Now I hope to make the most of this chance with Brazil.”

With 83 caps for his country, Kaká is the most senior player in the squad named by Scolari – something that came as a surprise to the former AC Milan star.

“I’m a new veteran. I have to confess I didn’t know I had the most caps, but I’m happy to have been part of so many squads and to be involved in this new phase for the national side.”

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