Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho battling Covid-19 and in isolation just weeks after being released from jail

BRAZILIAN football legend Ronaldinho has tested positive for Covid-19, the star has confirmed.

The ex-Barcelona hero has spent most of 2020 confined in Paraguay during a legal battle involving a fake passport.

Ronaldinho returned to Brazil back in August after five months confined in Paraguay

But he’ll now be holed up for different reasons, after testing positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldinho, 40, received his positive test after arriving in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, but is asymptomatic.

He is now self-isolating in the Brazilian city.

Upon receiving his positive test, he said: “I’ve been here in BH since yesterday, I came to participate in an event.

“I took the test and tested positive for Covid. I’m fine, asymptomatic, but we’ll have to leave the event for later.

“Soon we will be there together. Big hug!”

Ronaldinho served 32 days in jail back in March, for entering Paraguay with a fake passport alongside his brother.

He then remained in Asuncion under house-arrest for the next five months.

Ronaldinho pleaded guilty after attending the trial in person

The football legend served 32 days in prison

The former Ballon d’Or winner was released on August 25, after pleading guilty.

He was then finally allowed to leave the country, after paying a £152,000 fine.

As part of the plea deal, Ronaldinho’s criminal record was expunged.

The ex-Barcelona star is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time


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By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho battling Covid-19 and in isolation just weeks after being released from jail
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13020614/barcelona-brazil-ronaldinho-battling-covid/
Published Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 19:05:47 +0000


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