Brazil legend Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for allegedly using false documentation to enter the South American country.
The 39-year-old, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo along with his brother Roberto on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Interior of Paraguay has confirmed.
According to La Nacion, passports were found in the hotel bearing the names of Ronaldinho and Roberto with Paraguayan nationality.
Both the brothers remained in the hotel suite overnight, with Paraguayan authorities due to issue a statement on Thursday morning.
An official statement from the Paraguayan police had earlier revealed that Ronaldinho and his entourage had been invited to Paraguay by casino owner Nelson Belotti.
The former Brazil international was expected to hold several publicity events, with the media invited to witness his interaction with fans and dignitaries.
Ronaldinho is currently without a Brazilian passport because of an environmental fine he received in 2018.
Source: News update