RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dual World Cup winner Ronaldo is certain coach Luiz Felipe Scolari "will change something" to reawaken Brazil's attack in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia.
"We are waiting for a good performance by Brazil. We are not playing well. I am disappointed with the first four matches," said Ronaldo, the joint leading World Cup goal-scorer of all time. "I think he (Scolari) will change something. I don't know what."
There has been much speculation that right back Dani Alves and striker Fred are in danger of being cut from the starting lineup. One player who will certainly be missing is defensive midfielder Luis Gustavo, who picked up a second yellow card and is suspended. Paulinho, who started the first three group games before being replaced by Fernandinho, is a candidate to return to the starting lineup.
Strikers Fred and Jo have between them netted just one of the eight goals scored by Brazil in the tournament so far. Like many of his countrymen, Ronaldo sees this faltering strike force as an area of concern.