Barcelona´s dynamic duo of Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto´o have welcomed Theo Walcott into an elite group of players who gained international prominence as teenagers.

Walcott, 17, was the biggest surprise in England´s World Cup squad named by coach Sven-Goran Eriksson but Ronaldinho, the two-time reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, told PA Sport after Barcelona´s training on Wednesday: "Football has no age. If he has quality, I see no problem in him being included.

"I think it´s a normal thing."

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