Kaká made his long-awaited return to the seleção this week, starting against Iraq after two years in the international wilderness. But despite playing well, the evening was tinged with melancholy for the Real Madrid man, who was given a close-up demonstration of why he has become a peripheral figure in recent times. Quite simply, Brazil don't need Kaká as they once did. Because now they have Oscar.
The Chelsea man was in superb form on Thursday, underlining how vital he has become for the seleção in recent months. I've written about the youngster - and how he offers Brazil something different to Kaká - over at Unibet. Click here to read the article.