Brazil Legend, Ronaldo De Lima has admitted that he will not be happy if Argentina wins the World Cup.
Argentina, who share a bitter rivalry with Brazil as two of the top nations in South America have qualified for the Final of the FIFA World Cup after beating Croatia comfortably.
Lionel Messi was once again the star of the show in what has been a phenomenal tournament for the iconic number 10 as he scored one and produced another moment of magic to assist the other. Julian Alvarez also scored a brace in what was a 3-0 win.
Ronaldo, who has starred in and won two World Cups admitted that being happy about Argentina becoming World Champions will be hypocrisy on his part.
"To say I'll be happy for Argentina (if they win), that will not be true, it would be a lie, I will not be a hypocrite," Ronaldo said in an interview with Spanish daily Marca.
"We all deserve the World Cup, it's won on the pitch. Argentina are not playing very well, but they have so much desire, they run so much, they have so much heart... And then they have Lionel Messi who is decisive in the final part."
The Real Valladolid owner did admit that he will be happy to see Lionel Messi win the World Cup.
Yeah of course I will be happy for him (Messi), but you know we have a great rivalry between Brazil and Argentina so I would be a hypocrite to say I will be happy for Argentina, it’s not true.
“But of course, I see football as a romantic. I will enjoy any champion.”
Brazil were unable to live up to expectations at the World Cup where they suffered an upset defeat to Croatia in the quarterfinals after a penalty shootout.
The fallout of this defeat left the future of star forward Neymar in doubt but it also saw Tite step down as Brazil's coach. Recent reports have suggested that Brazil are looking to hire a foreign coach and have shown interest in Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.
Ronaldo said that he would not mind a foreign coach taking the helm of the Brazilian national team but he isn't the one in charge of such decisions.
"I wouldn't mind if he was a foreigner. I'd love to see Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti or Jose Mourinho coaching Brazil. But I'm not the one who chooses," he said.
"I'm always at the disposal of the CBF (Brazilian soccer federation) for whatever they want, for any consultation."
Popularly known as "R9", Ronaldo had a phenomenal career for his national team and won several international trophies. He won two World Cups along with Copa America and Confederations Cup and once held the record for the most goals scored at the World Cup finals before it was broken by Miroslav Klose in 2014.