Brazil 2014 signs Ronaldo

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Recently retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been appointed a member of the World Cup 2014 organising committee in Brazil.

Ronaldo has long enjoyed a special relationship with the FIFA World Cup, having come away with a winners medal at USA 1994, finished runner–up to hosts France in 1998 and spearheaded his countrys triumph at Korea/Japan 2002. Having also led the line for A Seleçáo at Germany 2006, O FenÃ'meno is now set to experience his fifth FIFA World Cup finals after being unveiled as part of the Sao Paulo state committee for Brazil 2014. I want to help the Sao Paulo government to provide the best FIFA World Cup host venue of all time. Im hoping to make a big contribution to this project, said the legendary goal–getter on 16 February 2011, just two days after bringing his stellar playing career to a close. Equally enthused about Ronaldos involvement was Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Organising Committee for Brazil 2014. Hes a very important signing for Sao Paulos project and the FIFA World Cup project in Brazil as a whole, said Teixeira, who also attended the ceremony where the former Corinthians strikers new role was revealed. Ronaldos a player whos made an indelible mark on the history of the game, not just through the goals hes scored but by giving the world an example of how obstacles can be overcome. Im sure that he will shine just as brightly in this new role as he did out on the pitch, Teixeira concluded.

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