Ronaldinho: 5 Reasons Fans Want to See Him Play for Brazil at World Cup 2014

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Ronaldinho: 5 Reasons Fans Want to See Him Play for Brazil at World Cup 2014
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Ronaldinho is by far one of the most celebrated players in Brazil's long and illustrious history, having achieved legendary status with the Selecao and Barcelona.

But currently, the playmaker is spending the final few years of his career in his homeland with Atletico Mineiro, where his tricks and flicks are as alive as ever.

After an excellent year with the Galo, guiding them to a second-place finish in the Brasileirao, there were plenty of calls for Ronaldinho to join up with the Selecao for the 2013 Confederations Cup.

But coach Luiz Felipe Scolari left the 33-year-old out of his squad, instead taking a fresh, young attacking lineup to the tournament where they emerged victorious after beating Spain 3-0 in the final.

It seemed, then, that Scolari had no place for the ageing superstar ahead of Brazil 2014, but quotes emerging in the press after the tournament have had tongues wagging.

As reports, Felipao suggested that, while he has the majority of his 23-man squad for the World Cup set in stone, there is room for latecomers.

It looks as though Ronaldinho may be given one last chance to earn a place in the Selecao and have his moment in the spotlight in 2014 before bowing out of international football altogether.

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