Kaka back for Brazil friendlies

Real Madrid's Kaka is back in the Brazil squad after coach Mano Menezes called him up for November friendlies against Gabon and Egypt.

Kaka returns with Menezes, whose men are pre-qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ as hosts, endorsing the Real Madrid midfielder for his strong recent form.

"I always said that when Kaka returns to a good productive level then he would return to the side and now is a good time for him to do so," Menezes said.

Kaka has not featured for the Selecao since the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa. Brazil face Gabon in Libreville on 10 November and then Egypt in Doha four days later.

Brazil Squad
Goalkeepers: Neto (Fiorentina/ITA), Diego Alves (Valencia/ESP)
Defenders: Adriano (Barcelona/ESP), Alex Sandro (Porto/POR), Daniel Alves (Barcelona/ESP), David Luiz (Chelsea/ENG), Fabio (Manchester United/ENG), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Luisao (Benfica/POR), Thiago Silva (AC Milan/ITA)
Midfielders: Bruno Cesar (Benfica/POR), Dudu (Dinamo Kiev/UKR), Elias (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donestsk/UKR), Hernanes (Lazio/ITA), Kaka (Real Madrid/ESP), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool/ENG), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich/GER), Sandro (Tottenham/ENG), Willian (Shakhtar Donestsk/UKR)
Strikers: Hulk (Porto/POR), Jonas (Valencia/ESP), Kleber (Porto/POR)