Rivaldo is perhaps the greatest player in the world today. Playing for Brazil and Barcelona, his skills are often displayed on the biggest of stages, and yet he seldom disappoints his legions of fans.
He is the near perfect striker, both creating and scoring wonderful goals from any situation. Every area of his game from control and dribbling, through to passing and shooting is executed with a precision and speed that is a joy to watch.
A modest and sporting demeanour complete the player that everybody wants to see play.
Impartial fans across the globe will be hoping that Brazil recover from their slump in form to grace the most important tournament in the world. A World Cup without his talents would certainly not be complete.