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Ricardo Kaká has been recalled to Brazil’s squad for their opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Kaká, 33, replaced injured Attacking midfielder / Winger Philleppe Coutinho.

The former FIFA World Player of the Year has been recalled for friendly match in last month against Costa Rica and US, but was overlooked in coach Dunga’s original squad for the matches against Venezuela and Chile.

Brazil will start the qualifying campaign on Thursday against Chile in Santiago before a home clash against Venezuela in Fortaleza five days later.

The Brazilian Coach Dunga also recalled Dani Alves.

Barcelona veteran Dani Alves replaced injured Monaco Fabinho.