ROMARIO IN THE HOUSE

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Associated Press

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 11 at 12:01 PM

Brazilian soccer hero Romario is here at Wembley Stadium to see if the national team can do one of the few things he never could on a soccer pitch — win an Olympic gold medal.

For the first time ever, Romario is serving as a commentator for Brazilian TV in this gold medal game against Mexico in London. He is now a Brazilian lawmaker after a 24-year career as one of the most celebrated soccer players in the country's proud history.

That history, however, amazingly does not include Olympic gold. They've played for the Olympic title twice before, losing both times.

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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