Kaka scores in international return after 2-year plus absence as Brazil thrashes Iraq 6-0

Kaka scored in his return to international soccer after an absence of more than two years, leading Brazil to a 6-0 win over Iraq in an exhibition game Thursday.

The midfielder last played an international when Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. Iraq is coached by the Brazilian great Zico.

Kaka scored in the 47th minute. Oscar scored twice with the other goals coming from Hulk, Neymar and Lucas.

More than 14,000 tickets were sold for a game mostly attended by Iraqis living in Sweden. It was the first meeting between five-time world champion Brazil and Iraq, the 2007 Asian Nations Cup winner.