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Fluminense confirm Ronaldinho's return for Florida Cup

By Xinhua
Fluminense confirm Ronaldinho's return for Florida Cup
Brazil's football player Ronaldinho at tends an agreement signing ceremony with local football club Tampines Rovers in Singapore on Dec 10, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROL)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronaldinho will represent his former club Fluminense at an exhibition tournament in the United States next month, the Brazilian club confirmed on Thursday.

The 35-year-old left Fluminense by mutual consent in October after failing to score or provide an assist in nine matches for the Rio de Janeiro outfit.

"It wasn't a mistake, it was an opportunity," Fluminense president Peter Siemsen told reporters.

"We were frustrated and he was too. It was something we tried and in life that's what you do. When there are opportunities we aren't afraid to take them. We left on good terms."

It is understood Ronaldinho's return for the Florida Cup honors a clause written into the attacker's contract when he joined Fluminense in July.

Fluminense see his participation as a unique opportunity to promote the club's brand.

The Brazilian side will be among eight teams to compete in the tournament along with Internacional, Atletico Mineiro, Corinthians,  Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk and Santa Fe (Colombia).

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