World Cup, Kakà scored in a Brazil

Milan reports on its official website a story about Kakà, decisive in the Brazil-Croatia match during the 2006 World Cup

(source acmilan.com) – Reigning World and American Champion, il Brazil showed up at the starting line of the World Cup 2006 with the aim of a consecutive encore which, for the green and gold, had not been successful since the two-year period 1958-1962. A goal that had previously only been achieved byItaly in the 1930s, and which would consign that generation of footballers to football immortality. 10 of the 23 selected from CT Parreira for the German world championship they were in fact returning from the triumph of four years earlier in Yokohama, and some of them had even “made the team” in the 90s, ending with success in 1994 and the final of 1998.

Three consecutive finals, another championship record that Brazil shares with another team (la West Germany 1982-1990) and which could have been surpassed in the World Cup 16 years ago. To pursue these ambitious goals, the Seleção relied on its own more experienced elements but also on those emerging: two categories of players that included major international players in those seasons. One of the most awaited, after a 2002 World Cup as supporting actor with only one appearance, was Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite. to the century, Kaka.

To the 42 goals scoredsince his arrival in the summer of 2003, in his first three seasons with the Rossoneri shirt, Kaká had combined a series of convincing and decisive performances with the national team, in a long journey of qualification led brilliantly by a Brazil that finished first – on a par with Argentina – in the single CONMEBOL group.

To review today the training chosen by Parreira for the championship debut against Croatia, among other things in thatOlympiastadion theater of the Finale, the idea of ​​an incredible concentration of talent immediately emerges. Kaká, Ronaldinho, Adriano and Ronaldo all together on the field, in a challenge with strong colors Rossoneri: in addition to Ricky, the 22 starters also included Dida, Cafu and Dario Simić.

The spectacular match that could have been expected on the eve made room, in reality, for a tight and balanced challenge, one of those that are usually decided by episodes. The decisive one comes to the minute 44and that’s it “Made in AC Milan”: support from the right by Cafu for Kaká, who first lands on his left foot overcoming the opposition of Kranjčar and then unloads a targeted left foot from 25 meters which beats Pletikosa.

A goal that will remain the only one of the Berlin evening but also the only one scored by Ricky in his career at the World Cup. The Brazilian dream of rewriting the book of records, however, stopped at Quarter finals: after four victories in the first four games – the 1-0 win against the Croatians was followed by successes against Australia (2-0), Japan (4-1) and Ghana (3-0) – Parreira’s team was eliminated from the Francealso missing the rematch of the Final lost eight years earlier in Paris. Atalanta in the heart and a Rossoneri future: let’s discover Sportiello.

World Cup, Kakà scored in a Brazil-Croatia match with AC Milan colors in 2006