Ronaldinho released from Paraguay prison, placed under house arrest

epa08275164 Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, a.k.a. Ronaldinho (C), arrives at the Palace of Justice to appear before Judge Mirko Valinotti, in Asuncion, Paraguay, 06 March 2020. Brazil's former international Ronaldinho Gaucho and his brother Roberto appeared on 06 March before the judge that will decide if they benefit from a procedural exit that separates them from the open cause after entering Paraguay with false passports. The appeal to this 'abbreviated procedural exit' was granted on 05 March by the Prosecutor's Office to the two brothers and it was because both contributed 'relevant data' to the investigation, as explained by the prosecutor of the case, Federico Delfino. EPA/NATHALIA AGUILAR

RONALDINHO has been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest following his fake passport scandal.

The Brazil legend, 40, was thrown behind bars for allegedly trying to enter the South American nation with forged documentation.

But he has now been allowed to leave prison on the condition he stays within the boundaries of the hotel he will be forced to stay in.

Ronaldinho will be placed under house arrest at the Hotel Palmaroga, in Paraguayan capital city, Asuncion.

The former Barcelona star, along with his brother, was released from prison after just 32 days of what was meant to be a six-month sentence.

Reports claim the pair were only released after paying a £1.3million bond.

They had met with Judge Gustavo Amarillo earlier on Tuesday for a sentencing review hearing.

It was there Ronaldinho and his brother were informed of their house arrest.

On March 6, the pair were held in Paraguay on suspicion of entering the country with a false passport.

Both he and his 49-year-old sibling Roberto deny entering the country with doctored documents.