Rivaldo may make a surprise appearance for Mogi Mirim against São Paulo
The 2002 World Cup winner suffers with pain in his right knee but has trained over the past few days and could replace the injured Magrão. Rivaldo Júnior, his son, is likely to start on the bench.
São Paulo goalkeeper Rogério Ceni will celebrate his 41st birthday on Wednesday but it looks as though he won’t be the only veteran featuring in the game between São Paulo and Mogi Mirim at the Morumbi. Attacking midfielder Rivaldo, also 41, has been part of Mogi’s preparations and could also feature.
Rivaldo is also the president of the club from the interior and is contracted as a player until November 2015. Teammate Edson Ratinho is keen that the ex-Barcelona star plays a part on the pitch as well.
“I said to him that he should already have played against Comercial. It’s important to have someone like him on the pitch. Once on the pitch we forget he’s the president,” said the right-back.