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Kaka: I didn’t know if I would get another Brazil chance

Kaka admits he was worried he wouldn’t get another chance with Brazil.

The 33-year-old was a surprise inclusion in Dunga’s squad for this month’s Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour double-header with Costa Rica and USA, having not appeared for the Selecao since October 2014.

And the former Fifa World Player of the year says he is ready to grab his unexpected second chance with both hands.

“I didn’t not know if I would get another chance in the squad,” he told reporters in New Jersey. 

“But I knew that if the chance came I would have to be prepared. And I am.

“I'm fine physically. It has been a long time since I had physical problems,” added the veteran, whose time with Real Madrid between 2009 and 2013 was dogged by persistent injury.

“I feel confident technically and I am prepared for these games. If I have a chance to play you will see how much I can still contribute to the national team.”

The 2002 World Cup winner went on to insist captain Neymar, who will miss October’s two World Cup qualifier through suspension, is a special talent who needs the full support of his country.

“Neymar is such a talented player. He has shown fantastic growth and development and has a very promising future. 

“He is a gem that needs to be well looked after because players like him are very rare.”

Kaka will hope to make his Brazil return on Saturday when the Selecao meet Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena.