AC Milan man Kaká appears to be in good enough shape to face France in tomorrow’s eagerly-anticipated quarter-final against the 1998 champions that delayed Brazil’s ‘Penta’ (fifth World Cup) until the Far East edition of four years ago.
Juventus midfield dynamo Emerson will also be returning to training, according to the CBF (Confederation of Brazilian Football). Word around the campfire, however, suggested that the veteran may not have made the speedy recovery his San Siro pin-up colleague has made.
Both Kaká and Emerson left the field limping after Ghanaian tackles aimed for their kneecaps and surrounding ligaments rather than the ball. The afternoon training session – scheduled for 5pm (Berlin) – will be the final test of whether or not the number 5 is apt to play against France.