SAO PAULO - Brazilian striker Ronaldo, yet to make his debut for Corinthians, has been fined for turning up late at the team hotel at the end of a day off. The club said in a statement that Ronaldo, who is travelling with the team for a series of away games, failed to meet an 11pm curfew on Thursday night. "For failing to obey this rule, Ronaldo will be punished by the directors in accordance with the internal rules of the club's department of football," said Corinthians. Ronaldo, who has fully recovered from a serious knee injury he suffered in a match for AC Milan in February last year, is expected to make his debut in early to mid-March. The triple world player of the year surprisingly signed for Corinthians in January, having spent several months training at Rio de Janeiro club Flamengo. The 32-year-old has lost weight in the last two months following a tough fitness programme.
27 February 2009
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