Brazil can't get no satisfaction from Kaka

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:13 PM ET

JOHANNESBURG - Mick Jagger's Rolling Stones once produced an album titled "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out!"

We're not sure what "Ya Ya's" are.

But we do know of Kaka.

And, so, apparently does Mick.

In the days leading up to Monday's Brazil-Chile game, Jagger attended a pair of World Cup Round of 16 games.

He went to the U.S.-Ghana tilt to support the Americans.

They lost.

He went to the Germany-England match to back his beloved Three Lions.

They lost too.

Monday night, there were whispers that Jagger was in the house at Ellis Park to cheer on Brazil.

Given Jagger's recent track record, Brazilian manager Dunga might have banned him from the building had he known the puffy-lipped singer was in the house.

As it was, Brazil didn't have to worry, cruising to a 3-0 victory over Chile.

Check that. There was one thing Dunga was concerned about.

The continued struggles of Kaka.

While the Brazilian star was better yesterday than he has been, setting up his team's second goal, his discipline remains an issue.

Kaka, who was suspended for Brazil's previous game against Portugal, received his third yellow card of the tournament when he hacked down Chile's Humberto Suazo in the first half.

Dunga knows Brazil can not afford another suspension to Kaka. Not at this point in the tournament when the credo is simple: Win or go home.

"It is a problem," Dunga said. "I don't want Kaka to be out suspended. It looks as though the technical players are punished and those who commit fouls aren't always.

"This started happening in the group phase and we are going to talk about this with Kaka. It is a concern for him but we don't want to get bogged down with the issue."

Dunga, it seems, just "can't get no satisfaction" when it comes to Kaka.

Sorry for the bad pun, Mick.

mike.zeisberger@sunmedia.ca


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