Dunga justifies calling up Kaká, and criticises Gabriel Jesus for not having a US visa
Brazil national team coach Dunga hinted that Orlando City's Kaká was not his preferred choice to replace injured winger Douglas Costa in the Copa América Centenário squad.
Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich was removed from the Brazil squad on Thursday night due to a muscle injury on his left thigh. According to reports in Brazil, the coach would've wanted to call up Palmeiras youngster Gabriel Jesus, but the player did not have a US visa to take part in the competition. However, ESPN Brasil claims that Gabriel Jesus will have his visa on Tuesday, and should get the nod if Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is cut off from the list. Dunga said: "We would like to count on all the players. We have repeated here that players must always be in touch with Gilmar, with CBF and always ready to play. Not just physically and technically, but with all the documents. The choice of Kaká, firstly, was a technical decision. Unfortunately, other players could be here but they're not here because they had no documentation."