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Match Commentator Reveals Ronaldinho Fell Asleep in a Car Minutes Before His First Game of Premier Futsal in India

Mudeet Arora
Feb 24, 2021, 2:21 PM GMT+5:30
Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes were part of the Premier Futsal tournament in India
Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes were part of the Premier Futsal tournament in India | ARUN SANKAR/Getty Images

Football commentator Sam Matterface has revealed comic incident featuring football legend Ronaldinho when he came to India in order to participate in Premier Futsal in 2017.

The Brazilian great featured in just one match throughout the tournament, but an incident before that match was something that could shock a few of his extreme lovers.

Marca quote talkSPORT's interview with Sam Matterface as he said, "We went to India to do this Premier Futsal tournament - it was absolutely bonkers."

He added, "Oh my word... well he (Ronaldinho) only played one game. They paid him a huge amount of money to come over and play a certain number of minutes over the course of group games. Cafu took over him then - not a bad replacement!"

Matterface then said, "He (Ronaldinho) came and played for one game, scored five goals - went viral, like literally went viral - then went off... that was it. He was done. I think he stayed for one of the party nights - in fact I'm pretty sure he stayed for one of the party nights."

Revealing what was happening before the game, Matterface added, "But to get him to play that game everyone was panicking, because he was nowhere to be seen. It wasn't the slickest and most organised event - put it that way. So where was Ronaldinho? Everyone was in the dressing room asking where he was. Well, he was in a car in a car park having a nap."

Talking about what happened next, Matterface concluded, "Someone knocked on the window asking him, 'can you come in?' He was literally in his kit, walked out of the car, into the arena, scored five goals, went off - that was it. It was unbelievable. He was absolutely different class. It was a wonderful tournament."