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Court upholds Ronaldinho travel ban

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

A has rejected an appeal by and his brother Roberto against a ruling that prevents them from leaving the South American country.

A panel upheld a decision to confiscate the siblings' passports pending the payment of a 2.1 million US dollar fine resulting from a 2015 court case, reports

"We respect the decision, but we do not agree with it and we will appeal," Ronaldinho's said late on Tuesday.

and were fined around 2.1 million US dollars after being found guilty of building a fishing platform and a berth on the in without the necessary permits. The structures were located in a heritage-protected area.

A two-time recipient of the world of the year award and a winner with in 2002, retired from football in 2018.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 16:52 IST