Jordaan chides Dunga for leaving out Ronaldinho

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of South African World Cup organizers has criticized Brazil coach Dunga for leaving Ronaldinho off Brazil's roster, saying some coaches are "blinded" by a sense of power.

Danny Jordaan said Wednesday that Ronaldinho is a "soccer genius" who had talents "enjoyed by few in the game, both past and present."

Ronaldinho will only play in South Africa if there are injuries to other players. Dunga selected the two-time FIFA player of the year as a backup and omitted him from his 23-man roster Tuesday.

Jordaan said it was it was "sad and unfortunate" that the tournament would suffer without Ronaldinho, and that someone of Dunga's experience should have selected the AC Milan midfielder "as a matter of course."