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Romario Tackles Brazil

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 16 May 2013

Brazil is getting ready to host the 2014 World Cup. But the preparations have become mired in controversy. And leading the charge against over-budget stadiums, vested interests and corruption is an unlikely figure: Romario. Brazil's World Cup-winning footballer has transformed himself into a serious, hard-working politician. Tim Franks meets him for Assignment. Is this a genuine transformation for one of Brazil's most notorious celebrity bad-boys?

Produced by Linda Pressly

(Image: Romario, Brazil's World Cup-winning footballer. Credit: Getty Images )


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