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Detained Ronaldinho ‘did not know’ passport was fake, lawyer says
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Detained Ronaldinho ‘did not know’ passport was fake, lawyer says

The two-time world player of the year and his brother Roberto, who was detained with him, spent their third night behind bars in the capital Asuncion on Sunday after using forged travel documents to enter the country. Their Brazilian lawyer Sergio Queiroz said he would ask for the pair to be released and allowed to return to their home country when they next appear before a judge on Monday. "Ronaldinho did not commit a crime because he did not know that the passport they gave him was faked," he said. Queiroz said that prosecutors had agreed that the footballer had acted in good faith and the decision by a judge to order their detention was unwarranted. Ronaldinho, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, was the star of Brazil's 2002 World Cup win and played fo...

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