Ronaldinho to come out of retirement for a friendly in October

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first_img Indo-Asian News Service BogotaSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 09:37 IST Ronaldinho to come out of retirement for a friendly in October (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSRonaldinho had retired from football in 2018Ronaldinho was barred from leaving Brazil regarding the matter of a 2015 court caseRonaldinho has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award twiceBrazilian football great Ronaldinho will temporarily come out of retirement to represent Colombia’s Independiente Santa Fe in a friendly in October, the Bogota club has said.Santa Fe posted a video on social media on Wednesday in which the 39-year-old confirmed he will take part in the match at the Campin on October 17 against yet-to-be-named opponents, reports Xinhua news agency.¡Un honor para el Primer Campeón !Te lucen el rojo y el blanco @10Ronaldinho .¡Nos vemos el 17 de octubre ! pic.twitter.com/Zwpo4fIjtW Independiente Santa Fe (@SantaFe) September 11, 2019Three days later, Ronaldinho will play in the Colombian derby between America and Deportivo Cali, representing both clubs in each half, according to media reports.As a two-time recipient of the FIFA World Player of the Year Award and a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002, Ronaldinho retired from football in 2018.It was not immediately clear though if Ronaldinho would be free to travel to Colombia for the matches. Brazil’s Supreme Court this month upheld a decision to ban the former Barcelona attacker from leaving the country after he failed to pay a fine resulting from a 2015 court case.Ronaldinho and his brother, Roberto Assis, were fined $2.3 million after being found guilty of building a fishing platform on the Guaiba river in southern Brazil without the necessary permits. The structure was located in a heritage-protected area.Also Read | Draw vs Qatar is an answer to critics doubting our fitness: India football coach Igor StimacAlso Read | Raheem Sterling proving to be England’s greatest strengthadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ronaldinho Ronaldinho to come out of retirement for a friendly in OctoberIn a video posted by Colombia’s Independiente Santa Fe football club on social media, Ronaldinho confirmed that he will participate in a match at the Campin on October 17.advertisement Nextlast_img

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