‘Blood brothers’: Roberto Carlos on the day he saved Ronaldo’s life | Brazil

Roberto Carlos did not have time to think, only to react instinctively, to do what needed to be done, what anybody would have done. As such, he does not want to be considered a hero. But that is not how Ronaldo saw it, how he continues to see it, even after all these years.

“Roberto saved my life that day,” Ronaldo says, and he is talking about what happened on the afternoon of the 1998 World Cup final, which has gone down as one of the great dramas in the tournament’s history, one of its great mysteries, too.

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