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RonaldoD082010-05-12 07:18:24 +0000 #1
Zagallo thinks 4: www5.sbs.com.au/wcup/index.php3?id=62629

Zagallo backing Ronaldo in 2006

PA Sport

Brazil assistant coach Mario Zagallo has declared that Ronaldo may well bow out with a bang at World Cup 2006 in a similar fashion to Pele's exit in Mexico 1970.

The legendary Pele played his last World Cup in 1970 and was a key part of the team regarded as the best in history as they romped to a 4-1 final victory over Italy.

Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has expressed his desire to call an end to his international days after the 2006 tournament in Germany.

Zagallo said: "We can compare them. 1970 was the Cup Pele had done the best preparation for because he knew it was the last one."

"Ronaldo has to think 2006 could be his last World Cup too."

Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has the difficult task of trying to squeeze the attacking talents of Kaka, Ronaldinho, Robinho, Ronaldo and Adriano onto one pitch.

Zagallo admits that something will have to give to allow the team to have more defensive steel.

"If we play with the five of them, we would have to sit Emerson or Ze Roberto on the bench and the team would be weak and vulnerable," he explained.

Brazil are currently in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, preparing to face Chile on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier.

A win would book the current holders their place at Germany 2006.

Updated: Fri, Sep 2, 2005 11:36:06 AM AEST

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RonaldoD082010-05-12 07:21:58 +0000 #2
Ronaldo thinks 5...: english.people.com.c...20050902_205972.html

Ronaldo wishes to play two more World Cups

Striker Ronaldo, one of the stars of the Brazilian national soccer team and Real Madrid of Spain, dreams of participating in two more World Cups, local press said Thursday.

Participant in three World Cups, the striker firmly ruled out the possibility that the Germany 2006 World Cup will be the farewell for him in such competitions.

"I hope this is not going to be my last cup, as I expect to be in good conditions in five years. I want to break all possible records and win a fourth cup," said Ronaldo at the southeastern Brazilian city of Teresopolis, where he trains with the national team for the Sunday qualifier against Chile.

In his World Cup participations, Ronaldo played in United States 1994, in which Brazil won their fourth cup; then in France 1998, when Brazil were runner up and in Korea-Japan 2002, when his team won their fifth World Cup.

At 28, Ronaldo has also won two titles as the world's best player in 11 years as international, and now prepares to concrete the qualification of Brazil to the Germany 2006 World Cup in the match against Chile at Brasilia.

"Winning the ticket (to Germany) with anticipation will be the result of our effort. It will be no gift," said the main responsible of the Brazilian attack, formed by Adriano, Robinho and Kaka.

"It does not matter who scores. We will celebrate all the same," said Ronaldo.

Source: Xinhua
RonaldoD082010-05-12 08:05:24 +0000 #3
Wouldn't that be un-imaginable...

Ronaldo winning four World Cups in five consecutive finals...WOWOWOWOW

Then I highly doubt anyone will ever talk about Pele vs Maradona again...

(This would be a good thing cause we would get over this long fight once and for all... )

Another thing that would be forgotten is Muller. His WC goal record wouldn't be anything then...

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