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Romario, Ronaldo clash over World Cup

November 7, 2013
By Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Iconic Brazil strikers Romario and Ronaldo are at odds over next summer's World Cup in Brazil, criticising each other's conflicting comments about what the tournament means to the country's population.

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GettyImagesRomario and Ronaldo: Former Brazil team-mates have different views about the impact of the World Cup.

Ronaldo, a member of the local organising committee, believes the World Cup will bring nothing but benefits to the Brazilian people while Romario, an outspoken congressman, has complained about the misuse of public funds with the tournament as an excuse.

The former Brazil team-mates were both part of the squad that won the 1994 World Cup but they didn't hold back when given a chance to attack each other off the field.

When asked about Romario's criticism of the tournament, Ronaldo said "it's easy to be the opposition and just attack everyone."

Romario went to Twitter to respond, attacking the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker for being part of the "corrupt entities" of FIFA and the local organising committee.

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