CNA – Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr denied reports that Cristiano Ronaldo (CNA, pic below) has a clause in his contract where the Portugal forward is to serve as an ambassador for the country’s 2030 World Cup bid.
Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr last month after signing a 2.5-year contract estimated by media to be worth more than EUR200 million (USD210 million).
Media reports suggested Ronaldo, 37, would be paid another EUR200 million to support Saudi Arabia’s World Cup bid.
“Al Nassr FC would like to clarify that contrary to news reports, Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr does not entail commitments to any World Cup bids,” the club said in a statement yesterday.
“His main focus is on Al Nassr and to work with his teammates to help the club achieve success.”
The window to submit bids to host the 2030 World Cup was opened last year and the winner will be selected at the FIFA Congress in 2024.