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AC Milan deny Kaka Olympics chance (SN)

SoccerNews in Serie A 19 May 2008

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AC Milan have told Brazil that they will not release star midfielder Kaka to take part in the Beijing Olympics football tournament in August.

The club said in a statement on its website that while it would agree to release players such as Alexandre Pato and Rodrigo Digao, who are both under 23 years, it would never agree to release players who were older than that.

Each country qualified for the Olympics tournament has the right to select three players who are older than 23 years in their squad.

“The club feels that it is unfair that Kaka, who is already part of the Brazilian national team is included for official game in the Olympic squad,” AC Milan said.

The 25-year-old World footballer of the Year in 2007 has signed a new deal with the Italian giants which will see him stay at the club until 2013.

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