The former Barcelona and Brazil player, Ronaldinho is being held by police in Paraguay for allegedly using a false passport to enter the country reports say
Paraguay Police arrest Ronaldinho for fake passport
By our correspondent
The former Barcelona and Brazil player, Ronaldinho is being held by police in Paraguay for allegedly using a false passport to enter the country reports say.
Ronaldinho, who was crowned FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, was interrogated along with his brother, Roberto Assis, at the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo on Wednesday.
Passports were found by officials in the hotel bearing the names of Ronaldinho and his brother but with Paraguayan nationality.
Paraguay’s interior minister Euclides told ESPN Brasil that they were not being detained; they were still under judicial investigation and they had to testify.
Acevedo: “Then it will be decided whether they will be detained or not.” Acevedo also confirmed that Ronaldinho and his brother insist they are innocent and claim that they were deceived by Wilmondes Sousa Lira, a 45-year-old businessman from Brazil.”
Ronaldinho had travelled to Paraguay on Wednesday to promote a charity and his new book.