Kaka got back on the scoresheet for AC Milan last night and vowed to try and make it into Brazil's star-studded World Cup squad.
The playmaker's first spell with the Rossoneri saw him nominated for the Ballon d'Or, following 95 goals and 46 assists in six years in Italy.
A move to Real Madrid for a world-record fee followed, but the success did not - slowly he was moved down the Madrid pecking order and the signings of Gareth Bale and Asier Illaramendi paved the way for the Brazilian to return to Milan.
Speaking to reporters after his goal earned Massimiliano Allegri's struggling side a point at home against Lazio, Kaka said: "I want to thank Milan for this second chance.
"I have to keep improving several aspects of my game but I'm happy because there has been a big improvement since the game against Torino.
"I will keep trying hard and hope to get to the World Cup in Brazil and have a great one."
The 31-year-old, who is still very much adored in Milan, has made 87 appearances for his country, scoring 29 goals - but faces competition from a host of attacking talent that includes Chelsea's Oscar and Ramires as well as Paris Saint Germain's Lucas Moura.
Ramires, Liverpool midfielder Phillipe Coutinho and new Manchester City acquisition Fernandinho all failed to make the Selecao squad that won the Confederations Cup in style, beating Spain 3-0 in the final at the Maracana.
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