Ronaldo allays illness fears

After reports the Brazil football icon was suffering from pneumonia, Ronaldo has confirmed he is on the mend.

Brazil football legend Ronaldo   -  Getty Images

Ronaldo is set to be discharged from hospital after suffering from a bout of "strong flu" while on holiday. Reports had indicated the Brazilian football icon had been diagnosed with pneumonia while in Ibiza.

But, the 41-year-old, a two-time Ballon d'Or winner during his glittering playing career, calmed fears over his health with a social media post on Sunday, revealing he has been given the all-clear by doctors.

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Ronaldo won the World Cup twice with Brazil, scoring both goals in the 2002 final defeat of Germany in Yokohama.

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