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.
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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, Ronaldo is a member of the 2014 organizing committee.
The measure involves donating 500 tickets to disabled people for each match at the 2014 tournament.
Brazil will be hosting the tournament for the first time since 1950.