Kaka’s surreal red card .. even with a VAR review! MARCA in English


On 5 January 2019, he announced his engagement to Brazilian model Carolina Dias on Instagram. Kaká was one of several Brazilian international footballers to endorse Jair Bolsonaro in the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. Kaká scored in his first match for Orlando City, a 4–0 friendly win over FC Dallas. Kaká scored one and assisted another in a 2–2 draw with Montreal Impact on 28 March 2015. He came second in the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month poll for his performances in March. In addition to his individual awards, between 2006 and 2009 he was named in both the FIFA World XI and the UEFA Team of the Year three times.

They were eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third consecutive year by eventual runners-up Borussia Dortmund. On 5 March 2013, Kaká was called up by new Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for the first time since the coach’s return, for friendlies with Italy in London and Russia in Geneva, both taking place late in that month. Kaká, however, was not selected for the national team for the 2013 Confederations Cup and was also omitted from Scolari’s 2014 World Cup squad.

Any normal player would have counted himself lucky that the referee had made a mistake, but such was his determination to ‘push’ his luck that he shoved the referee and was eventually sent off. Therefore, he is the most booked man in a single match with three yellow cards and one red card. Not only do you have the humiliation of leaving the field of play early, but you also add pressure on your teammates, who have the disadvantage of playing with a man down. Some red cards can be given for petty reasons, while other incidents probably deserve two red cards because of the severity of the offence. The referee who has sent off the most players is Arturo Brizio Carter, 7 red cards in 5 different matches . The 2005–06 season saw Kaká score his first hat-tricks in domestic competitions.

One of the goals helped the Rossoneri eliminate Celtic in the round of 16, 1–0 on aggregate, and he scored three goals against Manchester United in the semi-finals. Milan also reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia that season, losing out to winners Roma, and finished fourth in Serie A. He scored ten goals in 22 matches the following season, and by this time his performance was soon attracting attention from European clubs. He signed a contract at 15 and led the São Paulo youth squad to Copa de Juvenil glory.

He played well against Ivory Coast but struggled in the opening match against North Korea following a season plagued by injuries with Real Madrid. “I was really surprised,” Tommy Redding said post-match, a sentiment many shared about the bizarre incident. Let’s face it, if that was violence, then players shouldn’t be allowed to clap opponents on the back after a game. What the Brazilian did amounted to mussing someone’s hair — although Aurelien Collin has none. To call it a violent act is patently absurd and it was certainly not perceived that way to either party involved. Lions will be without the captain on Saturday but club’s thoughts on the red card were made quite obvious in its statement.

Players know they are more likely to get away with it and tacitly condone the practice. Özil’s tumble and Keita’s pantomime did not affect the outcome of either game; Germany and Brazil easily won their matches. But with so few games, and with goals at a premium at this World Cup (1.97 goals per game through the first 29 games, well below the low-water mark of 2.21 in 1990), an erroneously awarded penalty or unjust suspension could prove decisive. Fans are already seeing as much bad playacting as tricky dribbling during the World Cup in South Africa, despite efforts by FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, to punish divers. Some of the best players in the world crumple under imaginary contact to win a penalty, or writhe in seeming pain to run the clock down or give their teammates a breather.

At club level, Thierry’s Arsenal won the FA Cup, but finished runners-up to Manchester United in the Premier League. But when Collin turned to see the Brazilian chuckling, he himself laughed at Kaka, with the pair having played together at Orlando between 2015 and 2016. In injury time, with Orlando 3-1 down against New York Red Bulls, Kaka bizarrely grabbed Collin around the face from behind while laughing.

The 2007 FIFA player of the year, Kaka was in Brazil’s squad when it won the 2002 World Cup title in South Korea and Japan, and was a starter when it was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals four years ago in Germany. I see both sides of the argument and quite frankly i’m not sure what is right or wrong. “Immediately following the Video Review of the incident, several Orlando City players and Collin approached the referee to explain the friendly nature of the situation. Following the red card, Collin pleaded with the referee for leniency on Kaka’s behalf to no avail. Whether the red would have been rescinded or not is anyone’s guess, and the primary reason Orlando City isn’t appealing. It’s doubtful Major League Soccer would want its video review system challenged so early in its infancy and a unanimous decision is required to overturn the play, anyway.

Despite protests from Collin, and an attempt to explain that he and Kaka were friends, the official was not going to be talked out of enforcing the rules. Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan was one of the players nearby during the controversy, and said some players “were trying to help” Kaka. “Three or four of us on our team were telling him to stop because even though he was joking around, it’s a red card offense,” he said. Orlando City has usain bolt nude issued a statement addressing Kaka’s controversial red card against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, saying the club disagrees with the decision but will accept the Brazilian star’s one-game suspension. The referee consulted a video replay and ruled that Colorado’s Dominique Badji had been fouled on the other end of the field. That tackle that allowed Dallas to win the ball back before a counterattack that led directly to the goal.

On 9 April 2006, he scored his first Rossoneri hat-trick against Chievo, with all three goals scored in the second half. Milan were knocked out in the semi-finals of the 2005–06 Champions League to eventual champions Barcelona, and were once again eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. Milan also finished once again as runners-up in Serie A, with Kaká scoring 17 goals in the league. After the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, however, Milan were deducted 30 points, which placed them in third in the table. Kaká was nominated for the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year Awards for the third consecutive year, finishing 11th and seventh respectively. He was also selected to be part of both the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFPro World XI for the first time in his career.