Brazil's Ronaldo named official ambassador of 2014 World Cup
December 1, 2011
Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, retired from playing football last February but he will stay involved with the sport. In fact, Ronaldo was just officially named the ambassador for the 2014 World Cup organization committee, the AFP reports.
"I'm really proud and will give my best to help create the best World Cup there has ever been," Ronaldo said when the announcement was made, according to the news source.
The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Ricardo Teixeira, claims that Ronaldo was chosen for the position because he "best symbolizes the cream of Brazilian sport."
With a national figurehead in charge of the global event, Teixeira hopes that Brazilians will be inspired to take part in the challenge of creating the best World Cup in the game's history.
Soccer fans can make calls to Brazil to talk to their friends about the latest football news and preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
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