Douglas Costa will miss Copa América; Dunga picks Kaká as replacement
Bayern Munich attacker Douglas Costa was removed from Brazil's squad for the Copa América Centenário, and was replaced by veteran player Kaká.
Douglas Costa felt pain on his thigh during the team's practice session and underwent tests in Los Angeles, where the group is preparing to compete in the Copa América Centenário. An injury was detected in the adductor muscle of Costa's left thigh, and the coaching staff opted to remove him from the squad late on Thursday. Dunga has decided to call up Orlando City's 34-year-old playmaker Kaká, who was included in the preliminary squad. In the absence of Neymar, Douglas Costa was expected to play a major role for Brazil in the competition, alongside Chelsea's Willian. Santos striker Ricardo Oliveira was also cut off from the national team squad last weekend, following a knee injury. Benfica's Jonas was his replacement.