08 Jun '11, 4am

Retiring Ronaldo plays his final match for Brazil in grand send-off

Retiring Ronaldo plays his final match for Brazil in grand send-off

Brazilian football star Ronaldo is honoured for his successful career int he half-time of a friendly match against Romania. -- PHOTO: AFP SAO PAULO - RONALDO'S career with Brazil's national team came to an emotional end as he was given a send-off during Tuesday's friendly game against Romania. The striker made a cameo appearance in the game from the 30th minute until halftime, when he was honoured in a ceremony that recognised his contribution to the 'Selecao'. Brazil won the match - its last before the Copa America - 1-0, with Fred scoring in the first half. The 34-year-old Ronaldo retired in February after an 18-year career. The three-time Fifa Player of the Year represented Brazil in four World Cups - winning two of them - and remains the competition's all-time leading scorer with 15 goals. Only Pele scored more goals for Brazil than Ronaldo. Players from both teams lin...

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Ronaldo Nazario takes part in a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the Pacaembu stadium. -- PHOTO...