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.