Brazil World Cup will be the best ever, says Romario

2010-07-08 14:04

Brazil expected to host the “best ever” World Cup in 2014,

Brazilian football legend Romario said today.

“We expect to hold the best World Cup ever and, God willing, we

will do just that,” he told reporters at Soccer City.

Romario, a retired striker, was voted the player of the tournament

at the 1994 World Cup.

He believed that the 2010 World Cup, the first on African soil, was

“very successful” even though he had been in the country only a short


He hoped the Brazilian national side would win the trophy in


“I’m sure that the ambience in Brazil will be one of the best. I am

hoping that we can become the champions. That is the most important part,” he

said through a translator.

Romario would not name his favourite to win the World Cup in South

Africa, saying it would be “complicated” to choose between the Netherlands and


“My heart is split right now, but for me, these are the two teams

that best represent football, technically speaking.”

Romario forms part of a Brazilian delegation in the country to

formally kick off preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

He was besieged by reporters after the briefing – not for

information, though, but for autographs.

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