Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is reportedly facing a further six months behind bars in a Paraguayan jail over a fake passport scandal.
The former AC Milan star was arrested on March 6 for trying to enter Paraguay on false documents for a book launch.
Ronaldinho and his brother have since been held in a jail in the outskirts of Paraguayan capital Asuncion, and it appears he could there for longer than was originally thought.
The World Cup winner had a court hearing on Thursday with hopes of being released.
However, The Sun reports that the businesswoman who organised his book trip to Paraguay failed to show.
GoalBall understand that his appeal against a judge’s decision to swap his jail remand for house arrest was knocked back last week and was warned he could face another six months inside.
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It means Ronaldinho faces spending his 40th birthday on Saturday still behind bars.
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