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Monday, June 18, 2012

Valdivia decides to remain in Brazil


SAO PAULO — Chilean playmaker Jorge Valdivia says he will keep playing in Brazil despite learning his wife was sexually molested during the couple's abduction 10 days ago in Sao Paulo.

Valdivia said he remains emotionally shaken by the ordeal and his wife wants them to move back to Chile, but Palmeiras says it won't let him go without being financially compensated.

Valdivia, who played at the 2010 World Cup, was one of Palmeiras' most expensive signings in 2010.

The Chilean midfielder and his wife were abducted at gunpoint on June 7 while trying to rent a movie at a shopping center in a wealthy area in South America's biggest city.

Valdivia's wife later told her husband that the criminal, who has been arrested, molested her.

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