Sunday Mar 12, 2017
KARACHI: Brazilian Football legend Ronaldinho has confirmed his visit to Pakistan on Sunday, saying that he would arrive in the country very soon.
“Pakistan, I am coming,”, the two times FIFA player of the year, said in a video message holding Pakistan’s national flag.
Although Ronaldinho didn’t reveal further details on his dates and cause of his visit, geo.tv understands that he’s arriving to play an exhibition match, along with some other footballers as well.
Sources confirmed that Ronaldinho is being invited by the organisers of Leisure League and it is likely that he will participate in one of the league matches in Karachi.
An official of Leisure League, when contacted, confirmed that Ronaldinho has been signed by Leisure League to visit Pakistan, but didn’t share further details saying that more details of the visit would be announced in a press conference next week.
"I can confirm that Leisure Leagues will be bringing Ronaldinho to Pakistan. More details of this will be revealed in our press conference in the next few days," said Shahrukh Sohail, country consultant of Leisure Leagues.
Ronaldinho is currently the club ambassador for Spanish club FC Barcelona. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.
He played 97 matches and scored 33 goals for the Brazil national team. He was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team in Korea and Japan and was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team.