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Ronaldinho had his hopes set on a 2010 World Cup appearance with Brazil, but looks like he won't be making the trip. ((Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images))

World Cup head organizer Danny Jordaan has criticized Dunga for leaving Ronaldinho out of Brazil's first-choice squad for the tournament, saying some coaches are "blinded" by a sense of power.

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 after Dunga picked the two-time world player of the year in his 30-man squad as backup on 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."