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Ronaldo embarrassed that his country have endured chaotic build up to World Cup

Ronaldo hopes youngster like Neymar can deliver another World Cup
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Ronaldo admits he is embarrassed that his country have failed to fulfill the promises they made when they were awarded the World Cup.

The legendary Brazilian was talking about the constant controversy surrounding the World Cup in his home country with several stadiums and infrastructure still incomplete.

Daily Mail quoted the 37-year-old, he said: “In 2007 when they decided that the World Cup would be in Brazil, President Lula signed everything and agreed to everything and then they get here and there's this bureaucracy, total confusion and lateness.

“It's a shame. I am embarrassed, this is my country and I love it and we shouldn't be transmitting this image abroad.

“But we mustn't forget that Brazil wasn't perfect before the World Cup. It was the same or worse.”

A much more positive note was how the Brazilian football team has prepared for the tournament over the last year.

Ronaldo doesn’t believe the current squad will be lacking in experience but feels it is important they set the tone for a good World Cup in their opening match against Croatia.

“The first game in the World Cup, in Brazil, the first match for many players, it is going to be very important and it could determine the team's future,” Ronaldo said.

“We see players that are 20 years old who've played with big clubs or with the national team for a year or two so I don't think the lack of experience will determine the final result.

“It could be important at some moments of the match but I don't think it will determine the result.”


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