Former Football Superstar, Ronaldinho will spend his 40th birthday behind bars in a Paraguayan jail for allegedly using a fake passport to enter the South American Country.
His hopes of freedom were dashed on Friday when he left the court in handcuffs.
Last week, his appeal to the judge to swap his jail remand for house arrest was rejected and he was warned he risked six months in jail.
The Brazilian legend who is known for lavish birthday parties turns 40 on Saturday but is being held in a jail in the outskirts of Paraguayan capital Asuncion.
He and his 49-year-old brother Roberto deny entering Paraguay with doctored passports.
His defence came crumbling when a businesswoman who fixed his book launch trip to the South American country failed to show up in court.
Ronaldinho was a star of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning side and is regarded as one of the greatest ever footballers.