Luis Felipe Scolari needs to add experience to his Confederation Cup conquering side and he certainly has the players to do that in the shape of Kaka and Ronaldinho.
The two former World Players of the Year were both in Scolari’s 2002 triumph and have won everything in Europe between them. Ballon d’Ors, Champions Leagues, World Cups and the rest - these two footballing greats have matured into consistent and reliable servants when playing.
Both Ronaldinho, 33, and Kaka, 31, are in the twilight of their excellent careers and this will almost definitely be their last shot at regaining the World Cup. They are idolised in Brazil and their presence at a home World Cup will work wonders for both players and fans alike.
Arguably, Kaka has declined since his bank-breaking move from AC Milan to Real Madrid, but he was rarely given a chance under Jose Mourinho who played a different style which didn’t accommodate Kaka.
Whilst at AC Milan, Kaka was truly a world beater and he cemented himself as one of the greatest players of the 21st century.
Ronaldinho has also quietened down since his memorable Barcelona days where he was the benchmark superstar for a special Lionel Messi. Ronaldinho stole the show week in week out at the Camp Nou and he and Kaka set Europe on fire from 2004-2009.
These two older players have to be taken to the World Cup in Brazil next year, not just because of their reputations.
Their experience is essential for Luiz Filipe Scolari to win the trophy in his home country.
Ronaldinho and Kaka will also reduce the evergrowing weight of pressure which is placed over the shoulders of Neymar.
Many fans, including myself, will be supremely disappointed if these to legends don’t get selected for Brazil 2014.
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