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Ronaldinho won't play at this year's Copa America

FC Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho will not play at this year's Copa America.

Barcelona said on its Web site that Ronaldinho sent a letter to Brazil's soccer confederation informing coach Dunga that the he would not be available for the tournament in Venezuela.

The statement said Ronaldinho wanted to take a break from playing after the long Spanish league season.

"In recent years, Ronaldinho's willingness to travel extensive distances at all times of the year to play for his country has had a knock-on effect to his fitness," Barcelona said Wednesday.

AC Milan midfielder Kaka said he doesn't want to play for Brazil at the Copa America due to tiredness.

The Copa America is set for June 26-July 15. Dunga is due to announce Brazil's roster on May 17.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month

Israel can learn many lessons with the help of Russia's S-300 air defence systems in Syria

Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems

Israel vows to destroy Russia's S-300 in Syria in case of danger
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