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Kaka Boost for Brazil Ahead of the Peru Clash
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In the final match of this qualifying round, Brazil, who obtained a fair result in the overwhelming altitude of Quito against Ecuador, return home to a comfortable sanctuary for some Porto Alegre.

Upon returning from Quito, Dunga and Brazil wasted no time getting back to business as they trained lightly before thousands of anxious fans who packed Internacional's home stadium, hoping to catch a glance of Brazil's stars, most notably: Milan's famous trio Ronaldinho, Kaka, and Internacional former youth product Alexandre Pato.

Ronaldinho, who had formerly played for Gremio team of Porto Alegre but also fierce rival of Internacional, was given a rather surprisingly warm welcome as fans packed around him asking for pictures and autographs.

Alexandre Pato, whom two years ago was playing his trade for Internacional, however, was treated like royalty. Most fans at the stadium and the majority of young girls painted the Milan star's name on their skins and cheered his every move in the game.

After training, he stayed out with fans for about 10 minutes signing autographs before entering the locker room. When asked about all the attention he was getting from the ladies, he replied jokingly, "Stephanie's not jealous!" the 19 year old foward is engaged to famous Brazilian model and Actress Stephanie Brito

Both Ronaldinho and Pato will be hoping to start as they wish to impress in their home city.

However, all eyes will be on Robinho and Fabiano up front who had quiet games against Ecaudor as Dunga will probably opt for the same Ecuador lineup at the exclusion of Maicon, whom Daniel Alves will replace on the right.

During the press conference, Dunga reiterated just how difficult the qualifiers are and just how ecstatic he is that Kaka is returning to the squad after a long injury layoff.

He hopes that the Milan star's experience and Pace will provide a much needed boost to his side in attack.

Dunga stressed that Kaka, who trained with the fans for the first time with the team Monday and earlier today, would feature but explained his uncertainty over the amount of minutes the star would complete.

 Peru have struggled throughout the Qualifiers this year and it seems that the World Cup dream has ended for them as they are currently sitting last in the table.                                                                                                          

 they did managed to hold Brazil to a 1-1 draw earlier on though but Brazil have been gaining confidence recently and despite the last stalemate in Ecuador they should be expected to confidently oust the Peruvians at home.

Prediction; 3-0 Brazil.

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