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Al-Nassr deny ‘World Cup clause’ in Cristiano Ronaldo contract

After rumours surfaced that Al-Nassr had forced Cristiano Ronaldo to sign a clause in his contract promising his support for a 2030 World Cup bid, the club issued a statement Tuesday night refuting the claims.

After rumours surfaced that Al-Nassr had forced Cristiano Ronaldo to sign a clause in his contract promising his support for a 2030 World Cup bid, the club issued a statement Tuesday night refuting the claims.

Al-Nassr denied reports that Ronaldo was paid an additional €200 million ($214m/£177m) to promote Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the World Cup in 2030.

After leaving Manchester United, CR7 signed a contract with Al-Nassr, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in history. Although he has not yet made his Saudi Arabian debut, he was a spectator for their recent victory over Al-Tai.

“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,” wrote the club. “His main focus is on Al-Nassr and to work with his teammates to help the club achieve success.”

The seasoned striker may play in Al-Nassr’s January 19 exhibition game against Paris Saint-Germain. There’s a chance he’ll meet up with Lionel Messi, an old rival, in that matchup.

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