Disabled fans to receive free World Cup tickets

Former playing greats Romario and Ronaldo have announced a plan

to donate 32,000 free tickets to disabled fans for matches at the

2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Romario, a World Cup winner in 1994 who is now in the Brazilian

parliament, had requested the free tickets from the organizing

committee. The former Brazil striker has a daughter with Down

syndrome and had tears in his eyes as he announced the giveaway

Friday.

He said the decision was ”a great victory.”

Romario was joined by former teammate Ronaldo. The highest

scorer in World Cup history and a two-time winner, he is a member

of the 2014 organizing committee.

The measure involves donating 500 tickets to disabled people for

each match at the 2014 tournament.