Kaká Rejoins Brazilian National Team After Falling Out

Dunga the Destroyer has breathed new life into Kaká’s international career. Brazil’s enforcer turned manager tapped Kaká for Brazil’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Paraguay and Uruguay.

Kaká, currently the highest paid player in the MLS and FIFA’s 2007 World Player of the Year, was noticeably omitted from Brazil’s 2014 World Cup roster (along with Jar Jar Binks Ronaldinho).

Dunga called Kaká up for Brazil’s recent World Cup qualifiers in November against Argentina and Peru but did not play him. The Orlando City star could figure into Brazil’s Copa America plans this summer if he plays well.

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A few things about Kaká you may not know:

  • He was the first athlete to surpass 10 million followers on Twitter
  • Became the youngest ambassador for the UN’s World Food Program in 2004
  • Named to Time’s 100 most influential people list in 2007 and 2008

Now back to the stuff you do know: