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'Ronaldinho tried to surprise Seaman' - Brazil star's infamous free-kick against England was intentional, Rivaldo reveals

The Selecao legend has opened up on his former team-mate's stunning goal against the Three Lions at the 2002 World Cup

Rivaldo has revealed that Ronaldinho exploited David Seaman's "tendency to take one or two steps forward at free kicks" in order to score Brazil's famous winning goal against England in the World Cup quarter-finals in South Korea and Japan.

The Selecao overcame Sven-Goran Eriksson's Three Lions on their way to winning the most coveted trophy in football for a record fifth time back in 2002, thanks to a moment of magic from Ronaldinho.