Perhaps, this explains why the player Leonardo declared the following sentence: “If people knew what happened at the World Cup, they would be disgusted”. All Brazilians were shocked and saddened to have missed the soccer World Cup in France. Should not. What is exposed below is the first-hand news that is being investigated by radios and newspapers from all over Brazil and some foreigners, more specifically the Wall Street Journal of Americas and the Gazzeta delo Sport and should be in the media soon, as soon as the evidence is collected and confirms the facts.
Proven fact: Brazil SOLD the World Cup to FIFA. The Brazilian starting players were notified, at 1:00 pm on July 12 (final game day), in a meeting involving Mr. Ricardo Teixeira (the only time the president of the CBF attended a national team lecture), coach Mário Zagallo, Mr. Américo Faria, selection supervisor, and Mr. Ronald Rhovald, representative of sponsor Nike. Reserve players remained in isolation, in their rooms or in the hotel lobby. At first very upset, the players refused to exchange the fifth world championship for hosting the World Cup.
Acceptance came through the payment of the total prizes, US$70,000.00 for each player, plus a bonus of US$400,000.00 for all players and committee members, for a total of US$23,000,000.00 twenty-three million dollars) through the Nike company. In addition, players who accept the contract with the Nike company in the next 4 years will have the same prize bases as the company’s elite players, such as Ronaldo himself, Raul from Spain, Batistuta from Argentina and Roberto Carlos, too. of Brazil.
Even so, Ronaldo refused to play, which forced the coach Zagallo to select the player Edmundo, saying that Ronaldo had problems with his left knee (in the first news released at 13:30 in the press center) and, soon after, at 14:15, changing the prognosis for stomach problems). His situation was only resolved after the Nike representative threatened to withdraw his lifetime sponsorship of the player, valued at over $90,000,000.00 (ninety million dollars) over the course of his career.
Thus, it was agreed that Brazil would be defeated during the ‘Golden Goal’ (extra time with sudden death), but the apathy that befell the starting players made France, which absolutely did not participate in this negotiation, score, in two simple failures of the Brazilian team, the first goals. Mr. Sepp Blatter, new FIFA president, a French-Swiss citizen, applauded the collaboration of the Brazilian team, since the world championship brought balance to France at a time of the highest unemployment rates ever recorded in that country, which will be aggravated by the recent introduction of the euro (European single currency) and the European common market (ECC).
He also assured Mr. Ricardo Teixeira, through his uncle, João Havelange, that Brazil would have its way easier for the fifth championship in 2002. Please pass this message on to as many people as possible, so that everyone can get to know the dirt that surrounds football!