Cristiano Ronaldo banned from Al Nassr debut today

Cristiano Ronaldo, banned, Al Nassr, debut
Cristiano Ronaldo presented as an Al Nassr player PHOTO: Alamy

Cristiano Ronaldo banned from Al Nassr debut today

Cristiano Ronaldo is banned from making his debut for Al Nassr today (Thursday).

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner won’t be able to make his debut on Thursday when his new team face Al-Ta’ee.

Al Nassr have completely sold out their stadium, with a bumper 28,000 crowd expected.

But Ronaldo is ineligible to make his Al Nassr debut as he’s yet to serve a ban for a previous misdemeanor whilst at Man United.

As a result, he has been told he’s suspended from taking part in Al Nassr’s match against Al-Ta’ee, according to the Daily Mail.

So, the ban carries onto his new club and prevents him from starring for Al Nassr until they have played two competitive games that he would have been available for.

That being said, the former Real Madrid and Juventus man could be in line to make his Al Nassr show on January 21 against Ettifaq.

The Portuguese picked up a two-game ban and was fined by the FA following the incident with a young Everton fan at Goodison Park.
He knocked a phone out of the supporter’s hand in an angry outburst following his old team’s 1-0 defeat to Everton.
The 37-year-old penned an enormous two-year deal with the Saudi Arabian club following the termination of his Manchester United contract.
He’s set to earn a staggering £173 million a year, making him the highest-paid sportsperson in the world.
Ronaldo touched down in Riyadh on Monday to undergo a medical ahead of completing his move.
He also fielded questions from the media, claiming he had received ‘many opportunities’ from different clubs in Europe ahead of signing for Al Nassr.

And he took part in an open training session with his new teammates, too, as he showed off his finishing skills in a drill.


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