Ronaldinho pays £1.19m fine to government to collect seized passport

Ronaldinho pays £1.19m fine to government to collect seized passport

- Ronaldinho has made an agreement with the Brazilian government to pay a hefty £1.19m fine

- The Brazil legend was fined for building an illegal structure which resulted into having his properties seized

- Ronaldinho who was recently made tourism ambassador for Brazil has reportedly agreed to play for Colombian side

Ronaldinho struck an agreement to pay £1.19million fine to get his seized passport after being named tourism ambassador for Brazil.

The former Barcelona star along with his brother Roberto Asis Moreira were fined £1.68m after building an illegal fishing platform and a structure to dock boats in southern Brazil.

This resulted in the seizure of Ronaldinho's properties including his passport until the fine was paid following a court order.

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But according to local media, the fine has been reduced to £1.19m after the 39-year-old and his brother were able to negotiate with the public ministry

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Part of the agreement will also see the brothers repair the damages in the area once they are granted permission by the local government.

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Ronaldinho was named tourism ambassador in the past week which generated some controversy because he could travel out of the country.

He was also set to leave for Colombia to honour an exhibition match on October 17 with the country's top side Independiente Santa Fe.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ronaldinho, Brazil and Barcelona legend, will play for Colombian side Santa Fe at the age of 39 after agreeing to come out of retirement.

According to UK Sun report, the 39-year-old, who also plied his trade with AC Milan, will be on parade for Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe on Thursday, October 17.

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