Kaka called up for Brazil’s Centenary Copa America squad

first_imgBrazil have called on Kaka as a late addition for next month’s Centenary Copa America in the United States, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.The Orlando City midfielder will replace Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, who was cut from the squad because of an injury to his left thigh.Former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka has been a regular in coach Dunga’s squads without getting much game time.The 34-year old has not played a full match for the national side since 2012.He is the second player to be added to the squad because of injury, with Benfica’s Jonas replacing striker Ricardo Oliveira, who also dropped out.Brazil are in the Copa Group B with Ecuador, Haiti and Peru. They will face Panama in a warm up friendly on Sunday in Denver.last_img

David Warner joins Virat Kohli in elite list

first_imgDavid Warner tonight became only the second batsman after Virat Kohli to go past the 800-run mark in a single season of the Indian Premier League.Kohli had reached the milestone earlier in the ninth edition and set a new benchmark by storming past 900 in RCB’s last league game. He currently has 919 runs and holds the Orange Cap and can even become the first ever to score 1000 runs in one IPL edition. Warner, skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad, elected to bat in the IPL 2016 final , and led his side to an explosive start against the more fancied Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Australian southpaw got into groove by first hitting Australian compatriot Shane Warner and before clobbering Chris Gayle for a maximum.Warner did not shy away from taking on Iqbal Abdulla either and hammered him for a huge one as the ball sailed into the stands at long-on.The focus this IPL has been rightly on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers but Warner has been as destructive as the two RCB stalwarts.Warner has led Sunrisers from the front and unleashed a flurry of furious shots in the final, blasting his ninth fifty of the season. He looked set for a hundred but he fell to Iqbal Abdulla for a 38-ball 69 and finished with 848 runs, the second highest scorer this season.last_img read more