Ronaldinho reunited with Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Ronaldo and Dida at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, all while cheering on Lionel Messi and Argentina in their semifinals win over Croatia on Monday.
The Brazilian soccer legend won the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea & Japan alongside the aforementioned retired stars.
Ronaldinho shared the moment on his personal Twitter account, writing, “World Cup with a family reunion.”
Messi and company managed to reach the final with a 3-0 victory, garnering the praise of many, but most notably from R10.
Argentina’s second goal, assisted by Messi after a “Maradonian” run into the box, was enough to get Ronaldinho clapping and up off his feet.
Ronaldinho and Messi, best of friends
While seeing Ronaldinho clap for an Argentina goal might trigger some Brazil fans, it’s important to understand that his friendship with Messi goes beyond the countries’ rivalry.
Ronaldinho, 42, and Messi, 35, were quite a sight to behold when they partnered up at FC Barcelona.
Like Ronaldinho, many fans around the world have had to set aside their distaste of Argentina to root on Messi, who deserves a World Cup victory.
Messi needs one more victory — against the winner of France vs. Morocco — to cement his legacy as the greatest of all time, a journey that started, and could finish, with Ronaldinho by his side.