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Ronaldinho retires from football

SAO PAULO: Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said on Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, last played in 2015 during a brief stint with Fluminense. However his brother and agent Roberto Assis said he would not play again and would now concentrate on tribute events. "He stopped,…

Pakistan has immense talent in football, says Ryan Giggs

LAHORE: Pakistan is safe country and has immense talent in football, said a group of footballers led by Brazilian legend Ronaldinho who are currently on a visit to promote the sport in the nation.  The iconic footballers addressed a press conference in Lahore ahead of their second exhibition match. Former Manchester United and England mid-fielder Ryan Giggs said that Pakistan is a safe country and international players should come here. "We want to give a message that Pakistan is safe country to visit." Giggs also said…

COAS holds reception for Ronaldinho, other international footballers

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Bajwa on Saturday held a reception for visting Brazilian football celebrity Ronaldinho and other seven top footballers, ARY News reported. The COAS thanked the footballers for visiting Pakistan and maintained that Pakistan is a peaceful and sports loving country as sports promote peace. "Your visit is most welcomed by all Pakistanis especially young footballers," COAS remarked. The COAS also thanked Leisure League for organizing the trip in collaboration with Pakistan Army…

Football star Ronaldinho and others arrive in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Brazilian football celebrity Ronaldinho along with other seven top footballers including Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs have arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) here on Saturday morning, escalating nationwide fans’ ecstasy ahead of two exhibition matches, ARY News reported.        The Ronaldinho and friends lineup includes Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Ronaldinho, Robert Pires, Luis Boa Morte, David James, George Boateng, and Ryan Giggs. The players will showcase their…

Football legend Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan in July: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Ronaldinho Visit Pakistan -- Renowned football legend Ronaldinho Gaucho with seven other international football players visiting Pakistan through joint ventures of Pakistan Army and Leisure League next month. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson, Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho along with other football players will visit Pakistan in July, 2017. We welcome @10Ronaldinho and his team to Pakistan 6-8 Jul 17 in coord with @leisureleaguepk. Pakistan is a peace and sports loving…

Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho says “Pakistan, I am coming”

Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho on Sunday confirmed his visit to Pakistan to promote the sport in the country. In a short video clip posted on his social media account, holding Pakistani flag in both his hands he said, "Pakistan, I am coming." Ronaldo will participate in an exhibition match in Leisure Leagues Pakistan.  However, the date of the match and who will play is not known yet. The 36-year-old is regarded to be one of the best players of his generation. He was part of the World Cup 2002 winner…

Barcelona launch major football academy in China

BEIJING: Ronaldinho launched a Barcelona academy for about 1,000 students in China on Friday as the world's most populous nation pursues its grand ambitions in the world's most popular sport. The Barcelona and Brazil great and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu met children and toured the site at the Mission Hills golf complex on Hainan island, which will have seven pitches when it opens later this year. The academy, which will also serve as a training centre for China's national team and top clubs, is one of tens of…

The ever-achieving Brazilians

Brazil is the most successful team when it comes to World Cup. The side have become world champions five time and have won FIFA Confederations Cup four times. It is the only team to have played every single World Championships. Brazilians have also produced some exceptional players the world has ever seen. Pele: One of the greatest in the game, Pele helped Brazil win three World Cups and is at No.3 of the top goalscorers in World Cup with 12 goals. Pele is also the highest scorer for Brazil. He was well known for his…