Kaká makes substitute appearance as Brazil defeat Panama 2-0

After his late inclusion in Brazil's Copa America Centenario squad, Kaká made his first pre-tournament appearance with the five-time World Cup champions on Sunday, as they defeated Panama 2-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids.

The Orlando City SC captain came on in the 80th minute for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, after Jonas and Gabriel gave Brazil a 2-0 lead. The appearance was Kaká's first with Brazil since last October, when he appeared in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela.

Three MLS players appeared for Panama, as San Jose Earthquakes midfielders Anibal Godoy and Alberto Quintero as well as Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Blas Perez came on as substitutes at halftime.

Brazil dominated proceedings throughout the match, taking 20 shots to Panama's two as Los Canaleros failed to register a shot on target.

Kaká and Brazil will open Copa America Centenario against Ecuador on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, while Panama will face Bolivia on Monday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

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