Without Chris Martin and Guy Berryman, Coldplay visited Ronaldo and team-mates at Parque São Jorge, Corinthians team stadium earlier. See the pictures of Coldplay with the team after the jump.
With their own names on the back of their shirts, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Phil Harvey talked with Ronaldo, Edu, Pablo Andres and also posed for the photographers. The team president Andrés Sanches was in the stadium for another event and revealed that he didn't know Coldplay were in the country, admitting that he does not know anything about their music. "I'm into samba!" he said.
Corinthians Coach, Menezes, had very little knowledge of Coldplay but he approved the meeting with the players and he even made a comparison between the band's work and football. "We are all trying to find the right notes. I even asked for some of their songs to improve our team game (laughs). I am not into bands, but I see their visit as a good thing for the games, it does not disturbes our work and it widens relations. This is good for the club. Football is a bit harder than music."
Local media said Chris Martin didn't attend as he needed to rest for the group's show Tuesday night. Ronaldo received a team jersey bearing the words "Coldplay" and "Viva la Vida," which was voted song of the year in 2009 - one of seven Grammys the band has won. Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, says he will end his career at Corinthians in 2011.
Coldplay play football with Ronaldo at Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (3rd March 2010):