Latching on the brief moment of receiving the replica of the World Cup trophy from Brazilian soccer legend, Luís Nazário de Lima, during the Journalist on the Podium event on Tuesday, Sports Village Square journalist promptly put a question to the legend: “…a quick one please, who will win this World Cup?”
He smiled, “Brazil of course…” Ronaldo added that he would not know who the opponents (losers) would be, but Brazil will win.
The five-time World Cup winners are one of the early qualifiers for the next round after their defeat of Switzerland on Monday.
Ronaldo was an unused substitute when Brazil won the cup in 1994 for the fourth time. He played a prominent role in their fifth win 20 years ago in the Korea/Japan.
At the next World Cup in Germany, he became the 20th player to score in three editions of World Cup and also equalled the all-time World Cup scoring record of 14 helld by Gerd Muller.
Ronaldo had scored at France ‘98, Korea/Japan 2002 and Germany 2006. He later broke Muller’s record in the Round of 16 when he scored a goal against Ghana to bring his tally to 15.