Ronaldo wants final Brazil bow
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Brazil star Ronaldo, who announced his retirement on Monday, has said he hopes to bow out of the game by making a final showing for his country, Globo television reported on Tuesday.

"I want to make it a great party. I will go and see (Brazilian Football Confederation) president Ricardo Teixeira to make it a match for the Brazilian national side," said the 34-year-old. "I want to bring together players who were with me and appear in front of a public who loved and helped me.

I want to make it a great party.
Ronaldo is hoping for a Brazil bow

"These people deserve a send off," said the former Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan striker who has appeared sporadically for Corinthians since returning from Italy, but who says his body cannot take up more strain after a raft of injuries dogged much of his career.

Ronaldo, often criticised from his Madrid days as being rather portly, also revealed that he suffered from a thyroid problem that had made it difficult to control his weight.

The forward, nicknamed 'el Fenomeno' or simply 'R9', said he hoped he could get a final appearance for Brazil organised within the next few months after the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported that Teixeira was intending to contact him over a possible farewell match.