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.