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Brazilian Ronaldo wants Messi to win the Ballon d'Or

Jerome Valckle, FIFA Secretary General, Aldo Rebelo, Brazilian Sports Minister, Ronaldo Luis Nazario da Lima, Former Brazilian player and LOC Member, Jose Roberto Gama de Oliveira ‘Bebeto’, former Brazilian player and LOC Member, and Luciano Ducci, Mayor of Curitiba, pose for a photo during the FIFA World Cup Host City Tour on November 27 , 2012 in Curitiba, Brazil.

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Ronaldo believes that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi should be the one to win the Ballon d’Or this year, ahead of Portugal International Cristiano Ronaldo.

He said: “Messi and Cristiano are both incredible, the two best players in the World, but Messi is more entertaining.”

Ronaldo is now part of the local organizing committee working towards the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and admitted that he would love to have played in the new Maracaná stadium.

“I wish I was a few years younger to be able to play in the Maracaná. Brazilian football will inherit a great legacy from the 2014 World Cup – new stadiums, new ideas about the game, everything will change dramatically after 2014″, said Ronaldo.

When asked about Neymar, Ronaldo claimed that if it was upto him, he would ask Neymar to move over to Europe as soon as possible.

“I would tell Neymar to go to Europe now. Apart from it being the birthplace of football it is a great opportunity culturally for him, he shouldn’t let the chance pass him by. It’s in Europe where footballers really become people in their own right, especially Brazilian players. I learned a lot, it was fantastic to live in Europe for 18 years and I can say there is no university on this earth that teaches you what I learned playing football there,” said the fromer World Cup winner.

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