Ronaldinho got the chance to prove himself on the international stage in the Club World Cup with his Atletico Mineiro. They secured a spot in this Cup by winning the Copa Libertadores .
– The whole world will be watching this tournament. It’s my chance to take a place in the World Cup squad, said 33 -year-old before the Club World Cup tournament.
Ever since Brazil was awarded the 2014 World Cup, Ronaldinho’s dream has been to end the career with his national team , in the biggest tournament on home soil. When Luis Felipe Scolari once again took over the national team in late 2012, Ronaldinho felt that his chances improved for a place in the team.
But just before the Confederations Cup, this great player lost his national team place and the question is whether or not the dream of playing in the World Cup definitely vanished on Saturday ?
Even though he scored a great goal with an awesome free kick, he was shown a red card in the 86th minute for a hard challenge.
The contract expires
Ronaldinho’s contract with Atletico Mineiro expires in less than 2 weeks and the bronze match today might not only be his last on the international stage , but also for Mineiro .
– Everyone knows that his contract expires in December, and the president ( Alexandre Kalil ) has said that only he himself can decide what he should do, says the star’s brother and agent Roberto Assis to Radio Grenal .
Despite the red card, Atletico Mineiro won the game (3-2) after a late goal from Luan .