Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut in the Middle East is expected to be delayed.
Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr released the news of Ronaldo’s joining on the 31st of last month (Korean time).
Ronaldo said, “I have achieved everything in Europe. Now is the time to take on a new challenge in Asia,” he said, expressing his feelings about moving to the Middle East rather than Europe.
Ronaldo’s trip to the Middle East did not go well. Ronaldo, who publicly exposed his feud with Manchester United during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, was later criticized and eventually terminated his contract with United.
Ronaldo tried to transfer to teams that advance to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League as an invincible status, but no team wanted to sign him. In the end, Ronaldo chose Saudi Arabia, who wanted to recruit him for a large amount of money. 토토사이트
However, it seems that Ronaldo’s Al Nasr debut will have to wait a little longer.
The Daily Mail, a British media outlet, reported on the 4th that Ronaldo could make his debut in the Saudi Arabian League only after completing the two-game suspension he received from the English Football Association (FA).
Ronaldo struck a boy fan on the back of his hand and damaged his mobile phone while entering the dressing room during an away match against Everton while playing for Manchester United in April.
Afterwards, the FA investigated the incident, and last November, Ronaldo was suspended for two games and fined 50,000 pounds (about 76.8 million won) as a punishment.
Ronaldo, who was playing the World Cup at the time the disciplinary action was decided, played the game normally as part of his national team. Later, during the World Cup, he terminated his contract with Manchester United and joined Al Nasr.
The Daily Mail said, “The International Football Federation (FIFA) said that the ban does not disappear even if the league is moved. The punishment continues even in the league he transferred to.”
According to the information, Ronaldo is unable to play in the matches against Al-Thai on the 6th and Al-Shabaab on the 15th. He can be named as a starting player before R.T. Park on the 22nd.