Ronaldo: Brazil are back!

Ronaldo has reflected on Brazil’s defeat of Spain in the Confederations Cup Final as a message that the Selecao are back.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side defeated La Roja on Sunday evening in convincing style to win a third consecutive Confederations Cup, a year ahead of hosting the World Cup.

As a member of the 2014 competition’s organising committee, former Selecao striker Ronaldo has been left enthused by the national side’s performance this summer.

“Well done to Brazil for the title and for the way they played the final against Spain and how they did throughout the tournament,” the 36-year-old told reporters this week.

“Brazil has once more become Brazil. We have sent a message to the world.

“It was wonderful to see the Brazilians in support of the team, despite the sensitive moment with the [anti-government] demonstrations, which were mostly peaceful, despite some vandals wanting to spoil the show of democracy.

“They have my full support [the protesters], it is certain that Brazilians are tired of the situation in which we find ourselves.

“The people have risen up in a time to demand change. But it is a great injustice to mix [politics and sport]. The World Cup is a great opportunity for Brazil in terms of investment.”

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