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Can Ronaldinho play in 2014 World Cup?
Ronaldinho once was a best player in the World and we all admired his fantastic dribbling. He had amazing seasons with Barcelona but then his performance slowly started to become less impressive. At beginning of 2011, Ronaldinho was seeking for return to his homeland Brazil. He wanted to get back his shape and confidence to be called up to national team once again. Already then he told about his hopes to play in 2014 World Cup which gonna be hosted in Brazil. It's dream of every footballer to play in such a major tournament at home in front of your fans.
After season with Flamengo, Ronaldinho decided to leave club and he even sued them claiming lack of payment for four months. In the end, his contract was cancelled and he could join a new club. 32 years old Brazilian quickly moved to Atletico Mineiro and there he already has scored some goals. You can see some highlights in video below.
Could Ronaldinho make his dream come true? It's hard to say. I would rate his chances 50/50. We all know what he's capable to do but he's becoming older and after two years he will turn 34 years old. Brazil always has been full of talents and currently they have enough young talents to play without their veterans. Also, it will be extra hard to get into Brazil squad for World Cup. There should be only best of the best. Fans will expect title from their beloved team. Mistakes, probably won't be forgiven.
Ronaldinho has to put huge efforts in next two years to impress head coach of Brazilian national team and fans. His skills haven't gone, but he never will be same Ronaldinho, as we saw him in PSG or Barcelona. His physical conditions won't be same again because of age and injuries he faced in his career. Another important question is attitude. We all know that Ronaldinho loves to party and spend time with some fun. When he was younger, that wasn't a problem for him. He was able to party all night long, then play next evening and score a hat-trick. Now he can't afford that. If he will stay focused for the next few seasons, who knows...