Ronaldo To Skip Next Portugal Match After Birth Of Two Sons
Cristiano Ronaldo To Skip Next Portugal Match After Birth Of Two Sons
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed he will miss Portugal's third and fourth place play-off match at the FIFA Confederations Cup due to the birth of his two sons.
It was reported in May that the 32-year-old was expecting twins via a surrogate mother, and they were born during the Confederations Cup this month.
Portugal were knocked out by Chile on penalties in the semi-final on Wednesday night, and after the match, Ronaldo confirmed he will miss the third and fourth place play-off to spend time with his two new boys.
"I was in the service of the national team, as always, body and soul, even though my two sons were born," he wrote on his official Facebook page.
"Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve the main sporting objective that we wanted, but I am sure we will continue to give joy to the Portuguese.
"The president of the Portuguese Football Federation and the national team have today had an attitude that has touched me and I will not forget.
"I'm very happy to finally be with my children for the first time."
Portugal lost the penalty shootout 3-0 following a 0-0 scoreline by the end of extra-time, with Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Joao Moutinho missing from the spot.
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