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Ronaldinho stars in single as tribute to the Paralympics

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Legendary footballer Ronaldinho has featured in a song in tribute to the Paralympic Games, which is set to start in his home country of Brazil.

Ronaldinho, currently without a club after leaving Fluminense in 2015, has won the FIFA Player of the Year award twice, and featured in the UEFA Team of the Year on three separate occasions.

It's widely expected that Ronaldinho will retire from football this year, bringing to an end an illustrious and honour-filled career, meaning he is certain to go down as one of the all-time greats to play the sport.

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However, this summer he is clearly focused on enjoying the Paralympics in his home country, and has featured as part of a single paying tribute to Paralympic athletes.

Ronaldinho may count himself lucky that his footballing talent far supersedes his singing ability, as he would have struggled to make a career for himself in music, but the sentiment is flawless.

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The International Olympic Committee have announced there will be major budget cuts for the Paralympic games this month, but they will go ahead as planned.

Brazil's struggling economy has not managed to raise the necessary funds for the Paralympic games, not being helped by the fact that only 12% of tickets have been sold.

"Never before in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games have we faced circumstances like this," said IPC president Sir Philip Craven.

You can see the video starring Ronaldinho below.

There are ten countries travelling to the Paralympic Games, who in spite of the grants to cover the costs of travel and maintenance, may struggle to cover the cost of taking part.

The publicity the Paralympics will receive in Brazil, in particular thanks to such a big name as Ronaldinho being involved in a tribute to the athletes, should help attendances and general excitement for the Games.

However, the Games are expected to struggle in capturing the imagination of the Brazilian public, especially given the fact attendances were fairly low throughout the Olympics earlier this summer.

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