Soccer-Ronaldinho’s hunger for final sharpened by month’s break (Reuters)

July 2 (Reuters) – With Confederations Cup outcast Ronaldinho itching for action and forwards Jo and Bernard back after Brazil’s success, Atletico Mineiro play Newell’s Old Boys on Wednesday with a Libertadores Cup final on their minds. Atletico travel to the Argentine city of Rosario for the first leg of the semi-final after a month’s break in the Libertadores and the Brazilian championship while the 2014 World Cup hosts staged and won the Confederations Cup. “We’ve been missing the ball,” Ronaldinho, overlooked by Brazil despite his fine form for Atletico, told the club’s TV channel. …

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