The former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has said that he is not overly confident about the chances of his nation winning the sixth World Cup title when it competes for the competition in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Due to the fact that this major tournament will be held at Brazil, they are the overwhelming favourites to beat the other teams and win the sixth World Cup title. Brazil are the record holders for the most number of World Cup titles won, which currently stands at five. However, the former Real Madrid and AC Milan star has all but written off the chances of Brazil winning this competition.
He has said that people are extremely confident that they can win the title because the competition is held at home. However, they should acknowledge the fact that Brazil are currently in a crisis at the moment. They are currently in the worst ranking in the history of FIFA rankings. Further, the team are looking to evolve under the new manager with many young players like Neymar and Oscar. Players like Kaka and Ronaldinho are past the prime, and the dependence upon these young players will prove to be the major hindrance for the Brazilian national team according to Ronaldo.
“I’m sure we will be able to look back with pride and know that we organised the best World Cup of all time. The organisation, of course, has to be perfect. It will be perfect. We will guarantee it will be perfect. We have the worst FIFA ranking ever in history,’ he said. ‘It is a difficult moment for the national team. However, we will be playing at home. This will be added incentive, it will be motivation,” said Ronaldo. He has also said that he is confident that the nation will be ready to host the tournament.
Brazilian legend Romario has said that there is every chance that Brazil could not be ready for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Brazil have been chosen as the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts without any competition from the other South American countries.
As a result, there has been a notion that Brazil are not too concerned about the World Cup and that feeling slightly overconfident about their prospects of hosting the world’s most watched tournament. It has been only a few months ago that Brazil started full-fledged actions to complete the stadiums proposed for the World Cup. Aside from the stadiums, the biggest worry with Brazil is the ability to provide transport to all the fans arriving from all over the world.
Brazilian transportation is certainly not capable of handling the amount of volume that it will receive during the World Cup. It is something that has been stressed by a number of people concerned about the quality of the World Cup. Romario has been the latest player to criticise the slow actions by the Brazilian government towards organising everything for the 2014 World Cup. It is estimated that the 2014 World Cup will cost Brazil around $55 million, which is going to be extremely massive even for an economy that is growing as big as Brazil.
“I think that Brazil won’t be 100% ready. Of the 12 stadiums [that are to stage World Cup events] maybe 10 will be ready. As to work on public transportation, none of the cities involved will be able to complete it fully,” Romario told magazine Istoe. Even though his comments are expected to receive a number of criticisms from the government officials, Romario has said that Brazil need to work a lot faster in order to make the 2014 World Cup a memorable one.