Fri 09 December 2022 | 12:22

Kaka: In Brazil, Ronaldo is just a fat man walking down the street

Former Brazil star Kaka says many Brazilians do not support their national team at the World Cup ahead of the quarter-finals clash with Croatia.

Kaka who won the

2002 World Cup



claims that politics has divided Brazilian society and many people do not support the national team and even Ronaldo is not respected in Brazil like the way he is abroad.

"Ronaldo Nazario in Brazil is just a fat man walking down the street,"

Kaka told to BeIN Sport.

"It's strange to say this, but many Brazilians don't support Brazil. It happens sometimes. If you see Ronaldo walking around here, you will say 'wow', he has something different here. In Brazil, he's just a fat guy walking down the street.

"Of course, many Brazilians love Ronaldo. I love Ronaldo, but the way he is respected in Brazil and abroad is different, I see more respect for him outside the country than there."

Many Brazilian players like Neymar supported former President Jair Bolsonaro and Kaka said that the PSG star is not popular in his home country.

"At the moment, a lot of people in Brazil are talking about Neymar, but in a negative way,"

Kaka continued.

"Maybe it's because of politics, but Brazilians sometimes don't recognize our talents."

Brazil beat South Korea 4-1 in the last 16 round and will face


in the World Cup quarter-finals stage on Friday.

source: SportMob

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