Either Ronaldinho or Kaká look likely to miss the 2014 World Cup as Brazil coach Phil Scolari says it’s one or the other for June’s Confederations Cup. Meanwhile Neymar was on target again as the Selecáo were held to a 2-2 friendly draw with Chile.
This week, Big Phil as good as confirmed that only one of Ronaldinho and Kaka will be in his plans for the World Cup on home soil next summer.
“There is a 90 percent chance that they won`t play together,” Scolari said before the clash with Chile, for whom only South-American based players were selected.
“I have given chances to both of them and I will give one more chance to Ronaldinho on Wednesday. I didn`t have the chance to play them together in our recent friendlies because of the different situations that they are both in. It`s probable that I will take one and not the other.”
The pair are the only remaining players from the Brazil team that won the World Cup in Japan and South Korea in 2002.
Kaká looks likely to leave Real Madrid this summer having made just ten starts this season and has been linked with a move to MLS. He came on with 6 minutes remaining in this week’s Champions League defeat to Dortmund.
Meanwhile Brazil continued their preparations for the Confederations Cup by welcoming Chile to the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. It was the hosts’ first game to be played at one of the country’s 12 stadiums rebuilt for the 2014 World Cup.
Ronaldinho captained the side on Wednesday while Neymar was on target again but the performance did not impress the fans of the Selecáo who began cheering the opposition’s passing play and booed the home side off at the final whistle
The visitors took the lead in the 7th minute through Marcos Gonzalez before Rever equalised from a Neymar corner kick. Neymar then put Brazil in front following a fine passing build-up but Chile levelled through a stunning Eduardo Vargas strike to raise the ire of the home fans.
Brazil have won one, drawn three and lost one of their five games under Scolari who names his squad for the Confederations Cup on May 14th.