Romario says Brazil wouldn't win World Cup today

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- Former star Romario says Brazil wouldn't get past the group stage of the World Cup if the competition was played today.

Now a congressman, Romario used an expletive to describe what he thinks about the national team and said coach Mano Menezes needs more time to be able to form his squad.

Romario said he would like to see former South Africa coach Joel Santana in command if Menezes is fired in case Brazil fails to earn a good result during the London Olympics.

He also said in his interview to the local Rio de Janeiro daily "O Dia" that he was "by far" better than Argentina's Lionel Messi. He said he is in the top three all-time, along with Pele and Diego Maradona.