Ronaldinho: I knew selection would be difficult but I hope Brazil win the title
Ronaldinho expected to be left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s 23-man World Cup squad after failing to make Felipão's squads prior to the final announcement.
The Atlético Mineiro playmaker spoke with Cadena COPE this week about the World Cup and his plans during the summer.
Inside Spanish Football quoted the 34-year-old, he said: “My choice to win? Brazil, playing at home, certainly Brazil.
"I hope the final is against Spain, because that’s the team where I have the most friends. It would be a very nice final, because, for me, they are the two teams who play the best football in the world.”
Although many European fans were disappointed Ronaldinho was not called up by Scolari, his recent form meant it was always unlikely.
The 2002 World Cup winner expected to miss out and is unsure if he will be a pundit or commentator during the tournament.
He added: “After several call-ups where he didn’t take me, I knew it would be difficult to participate. I hope that Brazil can have an excellent World Cup and win the title.
“I do not know yet, but these things TV and commentating on football isn’t something I really like doing. I like to take advantage of my days off and I’ll go visit my friends from Europe.”