Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho and his brother must remain at a maximum security prison in Paraguay after their request to be transferred to house arrest was rejected by a judge on Tuesday.

The former Barcelona icon has been behind bars since being arrested last week for entering a Paraguay with a false passport.

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The World Cup winner is being kept at a maximum security facility outside the capital Asuncion along with his brother Roberto.

They had requested to be moved to house arrest, offering a $770,000 property as a guarantee, but saw that bid rejected as a judge ruled Ronaldinho’s freedom “could lead to an obstruction (of justice) or an escape.

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