Former Brazil international Ronaldo has said that nobody is guaranteed a place in the squad for the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will take place in Brazil. There is a lot of expectation from Brazil due to the fact that this competition will be at home.
The World Cup will also be returning to South America after a long time. Due to the huge number of footballers, Brazil is one of the toughest countries to represent of the national team level. It becomes even tough when it becomes the most prestigious football tournament in the world.
Ronaldo has had the experience of playing in several world cups, while he continues to hold the record of the most number of goals scored in the World Cup finals. The former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker is also regarded as one of the best in the world. After retiring from professional football, Ronaldo is part of the organising committee for the World Cup. Ronaldo has welcomed the arrival of the former manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, to the job in his second spell. He is hoping that Scolari will be able to lead Brazil to World Cup success like he did in 2002, which is also the last time Brazil won the tournament.
“I know the Felipão of 2002. But we are now in 2013. For that reason it’s difficult to say how he will do now. My memories are of a fun, happy guy who is a great leader of men. He will win the players over quickly and form the Scolari family number two. I hope he can repeat the success of 2002. No player is ever 100 percent sure of playing for Brazil, even in the days of Romario and Bebeto. There is always a shadow,” said Ronaldo.