Before the start of the 60th edition of the Copa Libertadores final, between Palmeiras and Santos, which will take place today at the legendary Maracana stadium, former Brazilian footballer Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima has confirmed that he would like to see again in this Mexican tournament as well as the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.
“I would like to see the Mexican and American clubs, it would be an important step for the Libertadores team having these two countries. Although the distances will be greater, for example, a Brazilian team will travel to face a Mexican, but it seems to me that they will add a lot of value to the competition,” said the former striker. And the world champion in 2002 yesterday in a virtual match, the conference, which was also accompanied by former Brazilian players Marcos Roberto Silvera Reyes and Leonardo Bastos.
On the other hand, the phenomenon, Who was unable to win the Copa Libertadores title, praised that the CONMEBOL final is held as one match and considered that this time it would be a very close duel, so he did not dare to expect the winner.
“I really love that it’s a unique final, I think it’s a fair coordination, for both the teams and the fans.
“Since I am not emotionally involved, I can give my opinion regarding the favorite in the match, but it is a classic for the Sao Paulo tournament and I don’t see a favorite team, the possibilities are still very open, and even more so in the case of the Libertadores final, where everything depends on many elements, and frankly. I will not take the risk to say who will be the winner, ”commented former Barcelona member Real Madrid, Inter Milan among others.
Likewise, the three former Brazilian players have talked about the use of video referee (VAR) in football and all agree that it is a very useful tool.
Marcos, the former goalkeeper for Palmeiras, said the team that won the 1999 Libertadores Cup and world champion with Brazil in 2002.
“I love country football, but we have to see it as entertainment. Better to wait five minutes – that’s not perfect – because VAR technology adapts, to make a wrong decision that later sparks a life-long debate, like Maradona’s goal by hand, for example, then This adjustment in I think Ronaldo, who also confirmed that he would have liked to win the Copa Libertadores with Cruzeiro or Corinthians, said the speed of interpretation would improve further.