Kaka backs misfiring Fred

Fred of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014
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Kaka tips Brazil striker Fred to find his shooting boots and fire the Selecao closer to World Cup glory.

Brazil legend Kaka has backed misfiring Fred to rediscover his best form in time to help the Selecao to World Cup glory.

The 30-year-old has come in for some criticism for his performances thus far, with the striker scoring just once in Brazil's four fixtures.

Last year, Fred hit five goals in helping his nation to Confederations Cup success - including a brace against Spain in the final - and Kaka claims that the Fluminense man will soon come good.

"We should remember that Fred had a very good Confederations Cup last year," the 32-year-old said in an interview with the Times of India.

"He has a lot to give to the team. He's had a slow start but picked up and can become one of Brazil's big players as the tournament goes on."

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side booked their place in the quarter-final with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Chile on Saturday.

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