Even though Cristiano Ronaldo has always tried to publicly gloat about his move to Al-Nassr in recent days, he should have at least imagined the debut at the new club a little differently.
As Al-Nassr reported today via ‘Twitter’, Ronaldo’s possible debut is literally in the water. Today’s game against Al Tai Saudi Club has been postponed for 24 hours due to heavy rain affecting the stadium’s power supply.
But that’s not all. Because CR7 will be allowed to play at all in the newly scheduled game seems anything but certain at the moment. Media were already piling up yesterday that a three-game ban from United’s days could still apply to Al-Nassr. It would also correspond to Fifa’s statutes, according to which a ban is normally transferred to the new club.
But even if the ban is no longer valid, there is no guarantee that Al-Nassr will be used in the near future, as Al-Nassr is apparently facing a problem that FC Barcelona recently encountered: Ronaldo might not even to be able to register for the game.
According to the French news agency ‘AFP’, a foreign player must first leave the club before Al-Nassr can register another.
Really not a beginning of a picture book for CR7. Nonetheless, there’s probably no reason to despair in the Ronaldo household: it worked out for Lewandowski in the end.