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Brazil always a force to be reckoned with: Kaka

Kaka is determined to put the disappointment of four years ago behind him and lead Brazil to World Cup glory in South Africa.

Brazil lost to France in the quarter-finals four years ago to lose the crown they had won in Japan and South Korea in 2002.

This year, Brazil are in the unusual position of not actually being favourites, but Kaka is firing a reminder to their opponents that they will always put up a strong challenge.

“This is my third World Cup, a very special experience,” he said.

“The possibility to participate in such a tournament for us as players is tremendous.

“I already had the satisfaction to win in 2002, 2006 was not very good for us and I hope to give a great satisfaction to our fans in 2010,”

“At the moment the key is the balance, we have a very balanced team and therefore the Brazilian team will be very strong.”

If Brazil do go all the way, Kaka is likely to be in the running to finish as the tournament's top scorer, but the Real Madrid man played down such talk at this stage.

“In the end you have a few players: Cristiano (Ronaldo), (Lionel) Messi, (Fernando) Torres, Luis Fabiano — all players who can become top scorer of the event,” he said.

Belfast Telegraph