Domingues picked for publicity purposes

September 11, 2003
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Milene Domingues, the wife of Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo, has been included in Brazil's squad for the women's World Cup because of the publicity she attracts, an official said on Thursday.

"She's made the women's national team more visible and that's very important," said Luiz Miguel de Oliveira, head of the Brazil delegation for the tournament which starts in the United States later this month.

"Whether she plays or not depends on the coach."
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