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The 36-year-old insists that his country will be ready to put on a show in two years' time but adds that a lot will be expected of Mano Menezes' side after a rebuilding process

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo feels that his countrymen will be under pressure to perform when they host World Cup 2014 but believes that it could act as motivation.

The 36-year-old retired from the game in 2011 after scoring 62 goals in 98 appearances for the Selecao, having also playing for the some of the greatest clubs in the world including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter.

The legendary forward concedes that a lot will be expected of the host nation in two years' time, especially as Mano Menezes' side are going through a rebuilding process, but is hopeful that the tournament will bring the best out of the players.

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He told the BBC: "I'm sure it will be difficult for the Brazilian team especially as we're going through a period of rejuvenation for the team.

"No doubt that playing at home will bring extra pressure but this could also become a great motivator. We're all going to be following events closely and the important thing is to put on a good competition."

Ronaldo is confident that Brazil can be an excellent host of the competition despite going through some tough times recently in regards to the organisation of the event.

He added: "Absolutely Brazil will be ready we're working very hard to ensure that the World Cup hosting is perfect.

"There have been turbulent times in the local organising committee but lately there has been good collaboration between all parts of government in Brazil, whether its national or local level.

"Along with Fifa we've been doing a good job and I'm sure we'll host a fantastic World Cup."