Brazil became five-times world champions after winning the FIFA World Cup trophy back in 2002, where Ronaldo played a very significant role. They suffered a last-eight penalty shootout upset by Croatia, who Messi’s Argentina thrashed 3-0 in their semi-final clash in the 2022 edition of the tournament.
Brazilian legend and World Cup winner Ronaldo expressed that he isn’t too enthralled or happy about the idea of their fierce rivals in South America, Argentina, hoisting the trophy in the 2022 Qatar FIFA World cup after the shocking exit of Brazil in the quarterfinals.
Ronaldo on Argentina and Lionel Messi
Ronaldo went on to say,
“To say I’ll be happy for Argentina (if they win), that will not be true; it would be a lie; I will not be a hypocrite,” Ronaldo disclosed in an interview with the sources.
“We all deserve the World Cup; it’s won on the pitch. Argentina is not playing very well, but they have so much desire, they run so much, they have so much heart… And then they have Lionel Messi, who is decisive in the final part.”
Ronaldo hints new coach for Brazilian team
Ronaldo has also won the Ballon d’Or twice in his enchanting career, along with lifting several other trophies with his national team Brazil, including the Copa America and Confederations Cup. He also talked about eyeing Brazil’s next coach after Tite left the position vacant due to his failure to win two World Cups.
“I wouldn’t mind if he was a foreigner. I’d love to see Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, or Jose Mourinho coaching Brazil. But I’m not the one who chooses,” he said.
“I’m always at the disposal of the CBF (Brazilian soccer federation) for whatever they want, for any consultation.”