Ron­aldo off to meet his twins

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LON­DON. — Cris­tiano Ron­aldo has left the Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup in Rus­sia fol­low­ing the birth of his twins, the Por­tuguese Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion have told Sky Sports News. The 32-year-old will not play in Por­tu­gal’s third-place play-off against Ger­many or Mex­ico on Sun­day, as he is re­port­edly en route to Amer­ica where he will meet his newly-born chil­dren for the first time. He has be­come a fa­ther for a sec­ond time and his twins are be­lieved to have been born to a sur­ro­gate mother. It is be­lieved the two chil­dren were born in the United States and had been vis­ited by Ron­aldo’s mother.

LON­DON. — Cris­tiano Ron­aldo has left the Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup in Rus­sia fol­low­ing the birth of his twins, the Por­tuguese Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion have told Sky Sports News.

The 32-year-old will not play in Por­tu­gal’s third-place play-off against Ger­many or Mex­ico on Sun­day, as he is re­port­edly en route to Amer­ica where he will meet his newly-born chil­dren for the first time.

He has be­come a fa­ther for a sec­ond time and his twins are be­lieved to have been born to a sur­ro­gate mother.

It is­be­lieved the two chil­dren were born in the United States and had been vis­ited by Ron­aldo’s mother.

Por­tu­gal lost the semi-final on penal­ties to Chile on Wed­nes­day night but are due to play in the third-place play­off against ei­ther Ger­many or Mex­ico.

Ron­aldo posted a mes­sage on Face­book fol­low­ing Por­tu­gal’s semi-final de­feat to Chile in the Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup.

He said: “I was in the ser­vice of the Na­tional Team, as it al­ways hap­pens, body and soul, even though I knew my two sons were born.

“Un­for­tu­nately, we have not been able to achieve the main sport­ing ob­jec­tive we wanted, but I am sure we will con­tinue to give the Por­tuguese joy.

“The Pres­i­dent of the Por­tuguese Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion and the Na­tional Se­lec­tor had an at­ti­tude to­day that sen­si­tised me and I will not for­get.

“I am very happy to fi­nally be able to be with my chil­dren for the first time.” — Sky Sports

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