Ronaldo fit and ready for World Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Brazil's physical trainer is expressed his confidence in striker Ronaldo's fitness and performance during the team's pre-World Cup preparation.

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Brazil's physical trainer has expressed his confidence in striker Ronaldo's fitness and performance during the team's pre-World Cup preparation. "He has improved well and is feeling well, without any pain," said Moraci Sant'Anna. Ronaldo, who has been plagued with various injuries throughout the Spanish season, was sidelined for most of April and May because of a muscle injury suffered in the Spanish league. "He is not having problems with his leg anymore, he's already feeling stronger," said Sant'Anna prior to Brazil's last training session before moving to Germany to defend its world title. Many have said that Ronaldo was overweight when he reported to Brazil's training camp two weeks ago, but the striker insisted that such comments were coming from people who were not well informed. Brazilian doctors have constantly said that Ronaldo was in acceptable condition and was expected to be in top form for the World Cup. The 29-year-old striker will be playing his 100th match for Brazil in the team's debut against Croatia on June 13. He is also tied with Pele with 12 World Cup goals and is only three away from becoming the tournament's all-time leading scorer. Brazil, in Group F along with Croatia, Australia and Japan, will play its last warmup match before the World Cup against New Zealand on Sunday in Geneva. (AP)

Topics : Football Brazil
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