2014 World Cup City: Porto Alegre

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Times' focus drops to the South, and Porto Alegre, in our series touring the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The birthplace of one of the greatest players in the last decade, Ronaldinho Gaúcho started his glittering career at local side Grêmio before French outfit Paris St. Germain snapped him up in 2001.

After turning down a move to English giants Manchester United, the buck-toothed genius joined Catalan side Barcelona where he lit up La Liga for three years, twice . . .

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