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Mano Menezes reveals plans for Ronaldinho Gaucho

10-21-2010 10:19 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The head coach of the Brazilian national soccer team announced on Tuesday his intention to re-name Ronaldinho Gaucho to the team.

The head coach declared that he not only is in need of an experienced midfielder, but that the athlete deserves a vote of confidence.

A fan favorite, the star was omitted from former head coach Dunga' s list of players to represent Brazil in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. His rumored return caused an immediate impact on the local media and soccer fans who unanimously agree that Ronaldinho will improve the team' s performance.

Menezes is currently in Europe, observing Brazilian athletes who play abroad. He is working on putting together his next list of players to play in the national team' s upcoming friendly.

Brazil is scheduled to face archrival Argentina on November 17 in Doha, Qatar. Menezes believes that Ronaldinho will serve as an excellent play-maker for strikers Pato and Robinho. Menezes also sees the midfielder as motivated and prepared to return to play for the Brazilian national team.

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Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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