New Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted that he is considering inviting veteran players Ronaldinho Gaúcho and Kaká for games leading up to the 2013 Copa Confederaciones and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ronaldinho, 32 years of age and star of Atlético Mineiro, and Kaká, who is 30 and a reserve for Real Madrid, could receive a call from “Felipao” by January 22, since by this date the roster will be announced for a friendly match between Brazil and England on February 2 in London.
Scolari defined Ronaldinho as a “crack” (superstar) and said that him making team Brazil would depend “only to his obligation” with the team, according to news agency Terra.
“Also under consideration“ is Kaká, added Felipao, the 64 year old who took over the “green and yellow” on November 29 when he replaced the fired Mano Menezes.
“All Brazilian players who are in Brazil or who play outside of Brazil” and who “can form part of the group and that can be active within the group and can help the team, will be called” said Scolari.
Scolari stated that he is considering “all names” even though a final team has been selected for preliminary matches leading up to the Copa Confederaciones, which will start mid 2013 with eight champion teams, a prelude to World Cup Brazil 2014.
Pressured to win with Brazil in this World Cup, and this time as host, 'Felipao' insisted that age would not be a determining factor as to who would be called up to play.
"There are players of 31, 32, or 33 years of age that can still play calmly in the World Cup", he indicated.
Menezes betted high on renovating the Brazilian team with younger players like Neymar and Lucas, but Scolari has shown himself to be more open to shape the team with a mixture of new talent and experience.