Ronaldo, great craftsman of the fifth and last world title of the Seleçao, in 2002, also wanted to congratulate Messi on Instagram.
“This guy plays so well that he surpasses any rivalry, even a historic rivalry like that between Brazil and Argentina,” responded the former FC Barcelona and Inter Milan striker.
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“It's a farewell (to the World Cups) at the height of his genius.
He is much more than the best player of this World Cup, he marked an era.
I imagine my friend Diego (Maradona) must be partying in the sky.
We are millions of all nationalities standing up to applaud you.
Well done, Messi!” he added.
"I'm sure my friend Maradona is happy with this victory"
“I'm sure my friend Maradona is happy with this victory,” added Romario, hero of Brazil's fourth World Cup triumph in 1994. “This match was a great tribute to football.
Impossible not to be moved during this disputed final until the last action (...) Argentina was better on the ground and Messi won the last title he was missing, "he said. concluded.
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