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Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Former Brazil soccer player Ronaldinho announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating in this still image obtained from Instagram video, October 25, 2020. Ronaldinho via Instagram/via REUTERS

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

The ex-Barcelona and Paris St Germain player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro, when he got his diagnosis.

“I arrived in BH (Belo Horizonte) yesterday, I took the COVID test, I tested positive, I am good, asymptomatic so far,” the two-time FIFA World Player of the year said on Instagram on Sunday.

The former AC Milan, Flamengo and Gremio player said he would remain in a hotel until his condition improved.

The charismatic forward spent a month in a Paraguayan jail with his brother and business manager earlier this year, accused of entering country with a fake passport.

Reporting by Eduardo Simoes in Sao Paulo; Writing by Andrew Downie in London, ediitng by Pritha Sarkar

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