Known for his quick feet, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo didn't hesitate to tell CNBC that his home nation would be ready for this year's World Cup.
Despite lingering questions about whether its airports, roads, trains and power system can handle the influx of visitors, Brazil will step up and take its place on the global stage, said Ronaldo (whose full name is Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima).
"For sure it's going to be ready," Ronaldo said Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "For sure the stadiums are going to be ready, and you will see the best World Cup ever."
Civil unrest in Brazil last year and a collapsed crane at the Corinthians Arena added to concerns that the emerging market would fail to meet the expectations of nations hosting one of the world's premier sporting events.