Ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho shocks fans during virtual samba gig while under house arrest

Ex-Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho made a surprising appearance via video link during a live music gig of a samba group while under house arrest in a hotel in Paraguay.

Ronaldinho, 40, looked relaxed while he waved and blew kisses to fans and members of popular Brazilian Samba band "Revelacao," who gave a live performance on social media.

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It's not possible to understand what he said but one of the band members can be heard joking that "this is the guy, this one dodged even the coronavirus" in reference to Ronaldinho being detained.

Ronaldinho, and his brother and manager Roberto, spent 32 days in a Paraguay jail before being allowed to move to a four-star hotel in Asuncion under police custody.

The two are awaiting trial after entering the country under a false passport. A date has yet to be set for the hearing, which has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The World Cup winner and his brother are occupying two suites at the otherwise deserted Colonial-style Palmaroga hotel, a 6,000 square-metre building which is owned by Spain-based Barcelona group.

Ronaldinho has been spending his days working out in the hotel gym, practicing his famous juggling skills while also reportedly making video calls to his family and friends.