Madrid, Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo says

he will be discharged later today, after being admitted to hospital in

Ibiza with pneumonia.

The 41-year-old was responding to local reports that he had

been in intensive care at Can Misses Hospital.

Ronaldo scored 62 times for Brazil, including both goals when

they beat Germany in the 2002 World Cup final.

The former Real Madrid forward, who also played for

Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan, thanked his fans for their love and

well wishes.

Ronaldo was on holiday in Ibiza, Spain where he owns a home.

The striker’s career ended seven years ago when he hung up

his boots up after two years with Corinthians in Brazil.

Ronaldo won two La Liga titles with Real and the Uefa Cup

with Inter. He was part of the Brazil squad who won the 1994 World

Cup – although he did not play – and helped them reach the 1998 final.

He picked up the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the

world in 1997 and 2002, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency