Kaka and Ronaldo headline acts in Brazil

Other News Materials 19 November 2008 01:52 (UTC +04:00)

Brazil's friendly against Portugal on Wednesday will bring together two of the best players in the sport -- Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, CNN reports.

The match at Bezerrao stadium in Brasilia will be a homecoming of sorts for Brazil playmaker Kaka, who was born in a small, nearby town.

But he attempted to lower expectations that it will become a duel between him and Manchester United's Portugal winger Ronaldo.

"It isn't just a game between Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, like a lot of people are saying," AC Milan star Kaka said. "I'm viewing this as an important friendly for Brazil."

The match will also include Brazil forward Robinho, who has been starring for Manchester City in the Premier League, and is important for coach Dunga.

After several mediocre performances in World Cup qualifiers, Dunga needs his side to put on a good show to answer the calls for his dismissal.

"We are mainly looking for a home victory for our fans," Dunga said Tuesday. "We haven't won the last two games we've played in Brazil and now we're going to repay the support of our fans."

Meanwhile, Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz is looking at the game as a chance to help his players gel as a team.

"I want to experiment, this is the time to gamble," Queiroz said. "There is room for error. Later, when playing in the World Cup qualifiers, we won't have this margin of error."