According to his club, Cristiano Ronaldo is not being compensated to support Saudi Arabia’s World Cup bid for 2030. According to reports, Ronaldo’s £175 million per year Al-Nassr contract required him to work with the Middle Eastern country to secure the hosting of the competition. For specifically serving as an ambassador to the bid, a fee of an additional £165 million was also reportedly charged.
Will Saudi Arabia get to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup?
In a joint proposal with Egypt and Greece, Saudi Arabia is preparing an ambitious bid to host the World Cup once more in the region after Qatar hosted the event in 2022.
The allegations have upset people in Ronaldo’s native Portugal, who is putting together a World Cup bid alongside Spain. Read More: Gareth Bale Announces Retirement from Professional Football
Al-Nassr clarifies the situation in a statement
They said: “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.
“His main focus is on Al Nassr and to work with his teammates to help the club achieve success.”
When will Cristiano Ronaldo make his Al-Nassr debut?
Ronaldo, who signed with Al-Nassr as a free agent after leaving Manchester United, is currently serving a two-game suspension that the FA handed down in the wake of his departure.
The striker is anticipated to make his debut on January 19 in a friendly matchup against Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain as a member of an Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal all-star team from Riyadh. Read More: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Football GOATs set to meet in Saudi Arabia for a friendly PSG vs Team consisting of Arab Club Players
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