Valdivia decides to stay in Brazil after abduction

Chilean player Jorge Valdivia says he will keep playing in

Brazil despite learning his wife was molested during the couple’s

abduction 10 days ago in Sao Paulo.

Valdivia says he remains 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

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.