Kaka, Neymar, Oscar start for Brazil vs Iraq

(Sporting Alert) — After their game against fellow South Americans and arch rivals Argentina was cancelled because of floodlights issues, Brazil will now turn its attention to tonight’s friendly against Iraq in Sweden.

The game mark the return of midfield icon Kaka, who will play his first game since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Real Madrid playmaker has been hit by a number of injuries which affected his overall form in last two seasons.

However, the 30-year-old has been in good form recently and has been rewarded with a call up.

Tonight Kaka will start alongside Neymar, Oscar and Hulk in a very strong attack for the Brazilians.

Also in the starting team are Adriano, captain Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo and Ramires.

Amongst the players on the bench tonight are Dede, Fernando, Sandro and Lucas Moura.

The stadium tonight is almost full with several supporters travelling to see some of the stars on show.

Brazil Starting Team: Diego Alves 2. Adriano 3. Thiago Silva 4. David Luiz 6. Marcelo 5. Joe Paulo Paulinho 7. Ramires 10. Oscar 8. Kaka 20. Hulk 11. Neymar.
Subs: 12. Victor 9. Da Silva Leandro Damiao 13. Anderson Dede 14. Da Silva Leandro Castan 15. Lucas Martins Fernando 16. Sandro 17. Lucas Moura 18. Giuliano 19. Thiago Neves 22. Oliveira Jefferson

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