Ronaldinho will be replaced by former Brazilian captain Cafu, who is a double World Cup winner (1994 and 2002).
It has been learnt that Ronaldinho has been appointed ‘Brand Ambassador’ of Paralympic Games in Rio which will be held right after the Olympic Games and he needed to head back to his country.
After his fine performance on Sunday against Bengaluru, the Goan crowd was expecting him to lit the Futsal turf at Pedem, Mapusa but were disappointed about hearing the news that he has left for Brazil.
“It is unfortunate that I have to leave for my home country Brazil as my country’s commitment comes first. The para-Olympics committee has honoured me to be their ambassador, which requires me to be in Brazil.
I was looking forward towards being in Goa, but I learnt only yesterday of this development,” he said.