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The trial was a success, but fresh challenges soon arose. Santa Cruz's training centre was 15km from his home and with less money than ever, Rivaldo was forced to make the 30km return journey on foot each day. He would arrive tired and leave tired - and his bow-leggedness became more pronounced. Despite his commitment, praise was hard to come by. He was judged harshly - and would continue to be for much of his career, at least among Brazilians.