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Ronaldinho released from house arrest in Paraguay

Retired Brazilian star Ronaldinho was released from house arrest on Monday after spending five months detained in Paraguay for entering the country with a false passport.

The World Cup winner and his brother spent one month behind bars and another four detained in a luxury hotel in the capital Asuncion on bail.

Both have now been released, although they must pay $200,000 (£153,000) in damages between them.

Ronaldinho had a glittering football career before his retirement in 2015.

Both were arrested last March for possession and use of false Paraguayan passports with which they entered the country to conduct business activities.

The Brazil international was earlier released from a high-security jail in Paraguay but ordered to serve house arrest at a luxury hotel while he was investigated.

Ronaldinho will be able to return to Brazil immediately. Defence attorneys Tarek Tuma and Alcides Cceres said their clients will establish residence in Rio de Janeiro.

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