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Ronaldinho, named Brazil Tourism Ambassador

01:10, Saturday, 07 September, 2019
Ronaldinho, named Brazil Tourism Ambassador

The former Barca star is grounded in his homeland and been handed an ironic new role․ Despite being unable to leave Brazil, Ronaldinho has been unveiled as one of the country's new ambassadors for tourism.

The 39-year-old, who won the 2002 World Cup with the Selecao, had his passport seizure upheld in May this year after failing to pay a fine relating to environmental damage.

Ronaldinho and his brother were convicted of illegally building a fishing trap at Lake Guaiba in 2015 without proper licensing in a permanent preservation area.

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