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Ronaldo signs for Brazil

Ex Real Madrid striker Ronaldo is to take a leading role in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The former World Player of the Year and Brazilian World Cup winner was approached by Brazilian Football Confederation president Ricardo Teixeira.

"Ronaldo was sounded out and now things are on course towards a decision in the coming days,"

"After a more political preparation stage, including the choice of the city venues among other things, now it's time for another person to take on the role at the front of the committee."

Teixeira, who has led Brazilian football since 1989 and is also a member of FIFA's ruling executive committee, is being investigated by Brazil's federal police on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. The 64 year old denies the allegations.

Ronald is a household name and the federation hope the appointment will replicate what Michel Platini and Franz Beckenbauer did for their home World Cups in France 1998 and Germany 2006.

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