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Every host nation inflates its prices for accommodations at the World Cup. Hotel prices become multiples of what they once were and everybody’s shed is suddenly a hostel. But nobody has ever attempted such brazen price-gauging ploy as Ronaldinho.
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho)May 23, 2014
The old trickster has been the FIFA World Player of the Year once, led Brazil to its fifth World Cup title in 2002, starred for Barcelona and AC Milan and appeared in countless commercials. But that all pales to his latest quest. What he is trying to do now has truly never been tried or done before.
Ronaldinho is trying to find someone to pay over $15000 a night to rent his mansion in Rio de Janeiro from him during the World Cup. He put the listing on AirBnB and linked to it on his Facebook page.
Take a look, and look out for all the Ronaldinho-themed artwork in Ronaldinho’s house. We counted four pieces in all.