Kaka ready to start for Brazil against Iraq in friendly

(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid attacking midfielder Kaka is happy to be back in the Brazil national setup and is looking forward to the friendly international against Iraq on Thursday.

The game, which will be played in Sweden, is expected to see the experienced midfielder making a return to international football, following a two-year absence resulted heavily by his dip in form and injury problems with Real Madrid.

The 30-year-old who has not played for Brazil since the 2010 World Cup, is expected to be handed a starting place on Thursday and he’s ready to play.

“I’m very happy for being back. I want to settle down in the national team and win my place,” Kaka told reporters.

“I still have a number of things to achieve.

“I was far away from the national team, but my injury problems have disappeared and my physical form has also improved.”

He added: “This is like the first time I was called up to the squad.

“I’ve followed all the nominations expecting to be included, even when I knew it was quite difficult to be.”

Kaka’s form in recent weeks has seen him getting numerous praises from many, including his club manager Jose Mourinho, who admits the former AC Milan star is starting to show once again that he’s a first XI option.

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