Rivaldo returned to the Brazilian national team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup , where he scored three goals en route to the final, including two in the 3–2 quarter-final win against Denmark . Brazil were defeated 3–0 by hosts France in final, failing to defend their 1994 title. Rivaldo had not been a part of the victorious Brazilian team at the 1997 Copa América tournament , but was part of the successful defence of that title at the 1999 Copa América . Rivaldo finished the tournament as the top scorer, with five goals; one being an equaliser from a free-kick in a 2–1 win over Argentina in the quarter-finals, and two in the 3–0 victory over Uruguay in the final. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. 
Stallone first teased the Rocky IV -inspired narrative for Creed 2 last summer with an Instagram post that featured Adonis and the elder Drago face-to-face in a boxing ring, and confirmed last July that Lundgren would be reprising his role . The suggestion for an actual matchup between the much younger Creed and the elder Drago in Stallone’s Instagram post was clearly a stretch at the time, so casting Munteanu signals what fans have been suspecting for the past couple of months: Creed will indeed be seeking revenge against Drago in the ring, but through his son. The challenge now for the production will be to make sure that the narrative doesn’t too closely mimic Rocky IV .