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Kaka Added To Brazil Copa America Squad

kaka-brazilKaka has been called up to the Brazil squad for next month’s Copa America in the United States.

The Orlando City midfielder, 34, will replace Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, who was removed from the squad because of an injury to his left thigh.

Ex-AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka has been a regular in coach Dunga’s squads, without getting much game time.

He has won 91 caps and scored 29 goals, but has only played 60 minutes for his country in three years.

Kaka is the second player to be added to the squad because of injury, with Benfica’s Jonas replacing Santos striker Ricardo Oliveira.

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 is in Group B with Ecuador, Haiti and Peru and starts its campaign on June 4 against the Ecuador in Pasadena, California.

If Brazil wins their group they will face the runners up of Group A, the so-called Group of Death (USA, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay) in New York on June 17.

The only negative thing for Dunga to worry about is the travel as Brazil starts on the west coast against Ecuador before having to travel over 3,000 miles to Orlando to meet Haiti four days later.

Brazil Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Internacional), Diego Alves (Valencia) and Ederson (Benfica).

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Fabinho (Monaco), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro), Miranda (Inter Milan), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo).

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Elias (Corinthians), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Rafinha (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Lucas Lima (Santos) and Willian (Chelsea), Kaka (Orlando)

Forwards: Hulk (Zenit), Jonas (Benfica) and Gabriel (Santos).

Brazil Copa America Fixtures
June 4: Brazil vs Ecuador Rose Bowl – Pasadena, CA – Buy Tickets
June 8: Brazil vs Haiti Orlando Citrus Bowl – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
June 12: Brazil vs Peru Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA – Buy Tickets

Quarter-Finals
June 16 in Seattle: 1A v 2B – Buy Tickets
June 17: in New York 1B v 2A – Buy Tickets

Semi-Finals
June 21 in Houston: Winner 1A v 2B v Winner 1D v 2C – Buy Tickets
June 22 in Chicago: Winner 1B v 2A v Winner 1C v 2D – Buy Tickets

Third Place
June 25 Glendale AZ: – Buy Tickets

Copa America Final
June 26: MetLife Stadium – Buy Tickets

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Amanda July 1, 2013, 12:08 am

    Can you please let me know when the tickets Brasil vs Portugal starts selling

    • David July 1, 2013, 4:35 pm

      Tickets will go on sale later this month Amanda.

  • Liz alves June 20, 2013, 6:57 pm

    There are websites showing brasil vs tickets onsale, but i havent received info from your site yet?

    • David June 21, 2013, 10:54 am

      Tickets are not on sale yet Liz. That will happen in July.

  • Matt April 29, 2013, 11:10 am

    When will the portugal brazil tickets be available?

    • David April 29, 2013, 7:47 pm

      I would expect them to go on sale late June, early July Matt

  • Julian Edgar April 28, 2013, 2:19 pm

    Does anyone know when Brazil v England tickets will be available? I can’t find any online and the game is a month away.

    • David April 29, 2013, 7:51 pm

      Hi Julian

      None of the ticket vendors we deal with have tickets for that game Julian

  • Aaron February 15, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Do you know the price of the tickets?

    • David February 16, 2012, 4:29 pm

      Expect them to start around $60-$75 Aaron

  • bosco February 14, 2012, 9:04 am

    yo estoy interesado por los dos partidos de brasil que va jugar en u.s.

  • J.J January 29, 2012, 12:27 pm

    When the tickets for Brazil vs Argentina will be available?

    • David January 29, 2012, 3:28 pm

      Expect them to go on sale late March, early April JJ

  • Anderson R Alves March 29, 2011, 8:52 am

    Brasil need to come in the US !!!!

    • Mark January 12, 2012, 3:23 pm

      May 31-June 9 USA tour, Brasil vs, USA, Mexico and Argentina!

  • Wallison February 16, 2011, 9:03 am

    I Need watch this game … Brazil \o/

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