A lawyer for former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said his client will remain in Paraguay to help police with their enquiries into why he entered the country in possession of an adulterated Paraguayan passport.
A few weeks before leaving the Italian government in September 2019, former interior minister Matteo Salvini signed a decree that effectively restricts the hiring of foreigners as stadium stewards. This "national preference" policy could disrupt the Italian football championship, which relies heavily on often poorly paid staff to assist spectators and security - a job that few Italians want to do. Some even fear that matches will soon have to be played behind closed doors - unless the government finds a way to accept foreign stewards.
In an effort to boost its international image and attract more foreign visitors, the Rwandan government is investing heavily in football sponsorship. The "Visit Rwanda" slogan first became visible on Arsenal football jerseys thanks to a €34 million deal signed in May 2018. A similar contract was recently signed with French club Paris Saint-Germain. The strategy is already reaping results, but some observers say Rwanda should also be investing in improving its human rights record. FRANCE 24's Simon Wohlfahrt reports.