Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a match. File
Gulf Today Report
Juventus director Pavel Nedved played down the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, saying that the Portuguese superstar is expected to be back later this month.
"Cristiano is on holiday. We have no signal from his entourage that he wants to leave. We're waiting for him and he will return around July 25 as scheduled," Nedved said.
A turbulent season has put Ronaldo’s future at the club in jeopardy. Ronaldo has still one and a year left on his contract.
But a faltering Juventus could not win Series A title after nine years, failed to go beyond last 16 in Champions League which brought Ronaldo’s credentials under scanner.
Defending champions Inter Milan, who ended nine-year Juventus reign, will start their title defence against Genoa on Aug.21-22, according to the new calendar unveiled on Wednesday.
Juventus will play their season opener against Udinese under the new coach Massimilano Allegri, who makes a return to the Turin giants two years after being sacked despite winning five consecutive titles with club.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus in his native Portugal ended in 2-1 defeat as FC Porto out-played the Italians for much of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16, first leg tie. Such was Juve’s lacklustre performance that coach Andrea Pirlo claimed his team handed victory
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to beat Inter Milan 2-1 at the San Siro in their Italian Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday. Record 13-time winners Juve will be favourites to reach a sixth final in seven years when they bid to complete the job
His other half Georgina Rodriguez also surprised him with a £600,000 Mercedes G Wagon for his 35th birthday, but the Bugatti Centodieci arguably beats them all.
Taking place at Kalba Beach, the showjumping championship, is organised by the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club as part of the fifth edition of the Sharjah Kalba Festival for Equestrian Sports.
The experienced pairings of Faleh Al Mansoori with Shaun Torrente in Abu Dhabi 4 and Rashed Al Tayer alongside Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5 expect a highly competitive opening round, which is part of the Khor Fakkan Marine Festival.
SailGP will highlight its ongoing commitment and passion to climate action with the first of many Race For The Future takeovers at the Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas, taking place on Dec.9-10.
Two more seeds rolled out while another two advanced to the quarter-finals as the 26th Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge (AHTC) entered its business end at the Habtoor Grand Resort, on Wednesday. Fifth seed Maria Timofeeva – who had lost in the second round, last year as well – went down 7-6 (10),