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Brazil icon Ronaldo hopes Messi will win

Brazilian legend Ronaldo has revealed he would be happy for Lionel Messi if he led Argentina to the world title.

The former striker, 46, has continued to be a regular at games in Qatar even after his country’s elimination.

Ronaldo has admitted he doesn’t want fierce rivals Argentina to win the World Cup… but that he would see Messi’s triumph as a nice silver lining.

Speaking to reporters in Doha, he said: “I’ll be honest, I can’t say I want Argentina to win, that would be a lie.

“I wouldn’t be happy as a Brazilian.

“They all deserve it. Football is about playing and winning, nobody will give you anything. Of course, they all have a chance.”

“Argentina don’t play great football, but they have an incredible desire.

“They all run together a lot, they all have this aggressiveness… and then you have Messi who is very decisive when he comes into the box.

“Personally, I would be happy for him if he wins.”

Despite his admiration for Messi, R9 supports France to go all the way again.

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