Kaka wary of England

Kaka and Brazil are set to face The Three Lions in a friendly in Qatar on Saturday.

“It’s not to say England weren’t a dangerous team before, but there is something different now. They look much sharper collectively, like Mr Capello’s sides are known to be,” he told The Guardian.

“England have always had individually strong players and I am a huge fan of Stevie Gerrard, who has the heart of a lion and is the icon of the modern footballer with his ability to attack and defend so well.

“But what seems to have changed is the arrival of a better collective awareness.

“The players look much more aware with regards to movements and positioning. The attitude is also stronger.

“They are definitely one of the teams to consider for the trophy in South Africa.

“The World Cup is a competition in which everything needs to work to your advantage. Players need to be fit, decisions have to go in your favour and details such as a red card can cost a team dearly.

“I have no doubts that England can do it. As much as the Doha game will award no points, it can work as a massive confidence boost when you beat an opponent also tipped to prevail next year.”