Injuries to Chelsea's Alex and Julio Baptista of Roma have forced Brazil coach Dunga into late call-ups ahead of two 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifiers that should herald the return of attacking midfielder Kaka.

Dunga has called up Hamburg defender Alex Silva and Internacional's Alex as replacements for the injured pair. The USA 1994-winning captain recently added Inter Milan striker Adriano to his squad in place of Sevilla's Luis Fabiano, who is sidelined for at least a week with a muscle strain.

Brazil travel to Venezuela for Sunday's match and will host Colombia three days later, with Kaka hoping to play a leading role.

The reigning FIFA World Player last played for Brazil in a South Africa 2010 qualifier against Uruguay in November 2007. Kaka only returned to action in September following surgery on his knee in May.

Brazil squad
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (Roma)

Defenders: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Juan (Roma), Thiago Silva (Fluminense), Alex Silva (Hamburg), Kleber (Santos), Juan (Flamengo)

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (Wolfsburg), Lucas (Liverpool), Anderson (Manchester United), Elano (Manchester City), Kaka (AC Milan), Mancini (Inter Milan), Alex (Internacional)

Forwards: Adriano (Inter Milan), Jo (Manchester City), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Robinho (Manchester City).


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