Sunday, 27 September, 2020

Ronaldinho held in Paraguay over fake passport claims

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Ronaldinho retired just after seven game titles for Fluminese in 2015

Previous Brazil forward Ronaldinho is becoming held by police in Paraguay for allegedly making use of a faux passport to enter the place, authorities say.

Law enforcement searched a hotel in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday, the place the star experienced been being with his brother.

Paraguay’s inside minister instructed ESPN Brazil that the pair experienced not been arrested but are below investigation.

Minister Euclides Acevedo also stated they deny wrongdoing and are co-working with the authorities.

In July 2019, the participant reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated more than unpaid taxes.

“Ronaldinho will be listened to at eight in the morning on Thursday at the prosecutor’s place of work,” minister Euclides Acevedo told AFP, adding that customs authorities would also be investigated.

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“I respect his sporting acceptance but the law should also be respected. No subject who you are, the law even now applies”, Mr Acevedo told community media.

The 39-12 months-old two times Entire world Participant Of The Calendar year had travelled to Paraguay to advertise a ebook and a campaign for underprivileged youngsters.

A further man who travelled with the brothers – 45-calendar year-outdated Wilmondes Sousa Lira – has also been held.

Ronaldinho was the 2004 and 2005 Planet Participant of the Year and relished the key of his occupation at Spanish giants Barcelona. He gained the Environment Cup in 2002 together with fellow celebrity forwards Ronaldo and Rivaldo.

Ronaldinho’s net truly worth is believed at £80-100m and he is claimed to demand close to £150,000 for a solitary promoted Instagram article.

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