Ronaldinho and his brother left prison in Paraguay on Tuesday. The Brazilians, who have been detained since the beginning of March for traveling with false documents, can serve their sentences in a hotel after paying a deposit of almost 1.5 million euros.
Ronaldinho, 40, who celebrated his birthday in prison, and his brother are now under house arrest until further notice at a hotel in the capital, Asunción. They are monitored 24 hours a day.
Ronaldinho and his brother were in Asunción to promote a book and a clinic. According to local media, Ronaldinho left Brazil with a Brazilian passport and entered Paraguay with a forged Paraguayan document.
Initially, Ronaldinho and his brother would come off with a fine. However, the judge did not want to approve the prosecutor's proposal and decided to have the two arrested.
Ronaldinho has had problems with his passport before. For example, his Brazilian travel document was taken in 2018 due to a high tax debt. He got that paper back later.
The former striker was twice named World Footballer of the Year in the past. He especially caused a furore at FC Barcelona and also wore the shirt of AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, among others.