Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima should be considered as one of the greatest footballers to ever live. Known to most as "Ronaldo", the Brazilian from Rio de Janiero was an absolute horse on the field while having the touch of a cat. The number 9 striker always seemed to be two steps ahead of his counter parts and would constantly leave his opponents baffled or guessing what his next move would be. This video showcases that he is the real "Ronaldo". Like in all sports, the rare combination of speed, strength and creativity was what seperated Ronaldo from other strikers.
His finishing, his dribbling, his passing and his overall genius. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, AKA Pele, is still considered by many as the greatest footballer to ever live. This video of the best goals of Pele's career is a must watch for any soccer fan.
Ask any soccer fan, and they will know about the Robeto Carlos free kick goal. It is considered by many as the best free kick ever taken, and has even gained haters along the way who contest that Carlos didn't mean to do it. We say that's some b.s, and think Carlos knew exactly what he was doing before he executed the most cold blooded free kick ever.
Kaka is two goals away from becoming Brazil’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup qualifiers, but his toughest obstacle will not be Venezuela.
In order to surpass Zico and Romario, both with 11 goals, the Orlando City player will have to persuade Brazil coach Dunga into letting him play.
The Brazilian manager called up Kaka to replace Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, who got injured before he could make his debut in World Cup qualifiers. The other main absence in Brazil’s squad is the team’s star, Neymar.
If you are a Liverpool fan, you should be pretty stoked right now. Your transfer window has gone from about as underwhelming as James Milner at Karaoke Night, to downright exciting, like James Milner at…well, it’s exciting. Just know that.
Here’s a question for the ages: Can Lionel Messi be considered the greatest footballer who ever lived without winning a trophy in a major international tournament?
The answer is a definitive “no.”
So…that was crazy.
We here at The18 have taken a critical look at Brazil’s preparation for the World Cup, especially when it comes to stadium infrastructure. It’s necessary to say that the Itaquerao, the stadium hosting the opening match between Brazil and Croatia, is still not finished. But, for the moment, let's put those worries aside and look at the 12 stadiums that will host the 2014 World Cup's 64 matches.