Djalminha also left out of team

May 6, 2002
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Veteran Brazilian striker Romario's dream of a World Cup swansong ended on Monday when coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, defying public opinion, left him out of his squad for the finals in Japan and South Korea.

Scolari, who was harassed in the center of Rio de Janeiro by angry fans on Friday because of his refusal to pick Romario, said the decision remains final and added that he had no fears for his own safety.

The charismatic Romario, who led Brazil to its 1994 ...

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