Brazil­ian ronaldo hopes to leave hos­pi­tal to­day

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - SCOREBOARD -

Brazil soc­cer great Ronaldo said on Sun­day that he has been hos­pi­tal­ized in Ibiza since Fri­day be­cause of flu.

The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, said on so­cial me­dia that “ev­ery­thing is un­der con­trol now” and that he ex­pects to re­turn home to­day.

Ronaldo won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, the striker scor­ing eight goals at the tour­na­ment to take the Golden Boot. He spends much of his time in Spain, where he played briefly at Barcelona and at Real Madrid be­tween 2002 and 2007.

He re­tired from foot­ball in 2011 at Brazil’s Corinthi­ans.

Ronaldo owns a foot­ball mar­ket­ing agency in Brazil and oc­ca­sion­ally works as a pun­dit at TV Globo.

Caca Fer­rari, a spokesman for the for­mer player, told The As­so­ci­ated Press that Ronaldo’s tweets in Por­tuguese and Span­ish will be his only pub­lic com­ments on his ad­mis­sion to hos­pi­tal.

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