Jorge Valdivia to continue playing

Updated: June 16, 2012, 12:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- 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 club 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 suspect, who was arrested, had molested her.


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