Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star player Ronaldo Nazario have come out to say he is not supporting Argentine to win the ongoing Fifa World Cup. The Brazilian legend insisted that he will be happy if Lionel Messi wins the 2022 World Cup and not Argentina.
Ronaldo Nazario Says He Will be a Hypocrite to Back Argentina to Win World Cup
His country Brazil was eliminated in a penalty shoot-out by Croatia in the quarter-final. That means that he has to choose one of the remaining four teams as his favourite to win, but he refuses to choose his South American Argentina. When he was asked about the prospect of Argentina and Lionel Messi winning the tournament, the Real Valladolid owner said: “I cannot answer for the whole of Brazil, I can answer for me.”
Ronaldo also said: “And I’m not that sure. Yeah of course I will be happy for him (Messi), but you know we have a great rivalry between Brazil and Argentina so I would be a hypocrite to say I will be happy for Argentina, it’s not true.” “But of course, I see football as a romantic. I will enjoy any champion.”
Argentina will play Croatia later today in the semi-final with the hope of avenging their last World Cup elimination. Croatia knocked them out the last time they met in the World Cup in the same round in a penalty shoot-out. It is Messi’s last World Cup so he will do everything possible to ensure he helps his team lift the trophy.