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 to watch matches at

the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Romario, a World Cup winner in 1994 who has since been elected

to the Brazilian parliament, had requested the free tickets from

the organizing committee. The former Brazil striker, who has a

daughter with Down syndrome, 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 two-time winner, who is a member of

the 2014 organizing committee.

The measure involves donating 500 tickets to disabled people for

each match at the 2014 tournament.