Former Brazilian forward Ronaldinho will not be charged for using a fake passport to enter Paraguay, says the lead official in the case.
The 39-year-old and his brother were both questioned by law enforcement on Thursday having shown false documents.
Prosecutor Federico Delfino said the brothers were aware they had committed a crime but said they did so unwittingly.
The brothers have agreed to face an alternative punishment.
The brothers left Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo on Wednesday with Brazilian passports and were given Paraguayan ones “as soon as they got off the plane” in Asuncion.
According to Delfino, the pair said the passports were a gift. An investigation indicated the numbers on the passports corresponded to other people.
The two-time FIFA World Player Of The Year had travelled to the South American country to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children.
Ronaldinho was the 2004 and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year and enjoyed the prime of his career at Spanish giants Barcelona. He won the World Cup in 2002 alongside fellow superstar forwards Ronaldo and Rivaldo.
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