FIFA list Cristiano Ronaldo as a FREE AGENT for Portugal’s World Cup clash with Ghana


FIFA list Cristiano Ronaldo as a FREE AGENT on the official teamsheet for Portugal’s opening World Cup clash with Ghana – simply 48 hours after his sensational sacking by Man United

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FIFA have listed Cristiano Ronaldo as a free agent for Portugal’s World Cup Group H encounter with Ghana – simply 48 hours after his sensational sacking by Manchester United. 

Fernando Santos’s group start their World Cup marketing campaign towards the African nation at 4pm (GMT) on the 974 stadium in Doha.

And on the official teamsheet printed forward of kick off, Ronaldo’s title was listed with his membership labelled as ‘N/A (Free Agent)’.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed as a free agent by FIFA on Portugal's teamsheet ahead of their clash with Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed as a free agent by FIFA on Portugal’s teamsheet forward of their clash with Ghana

Next to Ronaldo’s title, the place the membership needed to be listed, it merely mentioned: ‘N/A (Free Agent)’

It comes after it was introduced on Tuesday that he left Manchester United by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan final week, the place he closely criticised numerous elements of the membership, together with Erik ten Hag, who he claimed he ‘did not respect’.

Ronaldo, who’s Portugal’s captain and their all-time report goalscorer with 117 objectives, in 191 appearances, might be eager to make an impression in Qatar to spice up his prospects of securing a Champions League membership after the match.

He has been a key participant for his nation ever since he made his debut again in 2003 – however has struggled for type this 12 months, scoring simply two instances in seven worldwide appearances. 

He additionally didn’t make an impression for Manchester United with one objective in 10 Premier League video games this season, earlier than his dismissal on Tuesday.

Fans have been fast to react to the moderately weird wanting teamsheet, the place each different participant had their membership listed.

One bemused person mentioned: ‘N/A Free Agent on Ronaldo is simply loopy,’ with one other person replying: ‘Yep. Looks very odd.’

Another eagle-eyed Twitter person was fast to level out that on the official FIFA protection of the sport, the graphics had been up to date with Ronaldo’s present membership listed as ‘unattached’. 

FIFA updated their official graphics to list the Portugal captain's current club as 'unattached'

FIFA up to date their official graphics to list the Portugal captain’s present membership as ‘unattached’

Ronaldo mutually agreed to terminate his contract with Man United on Tuesday after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan

Ronaldo mutually agreed to terminate his contract with Man United on Tuesday after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan

Ronaldo was picked up-front for Portugal with Atletico Madrid ahead Joao Felix, with his now-former Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

It is a large shock to see a large title for a main nation as a free agent on the World Cup however the Portuguese captain is not the primary participant to characterize their nation on the match with out a membership.

Argentinian icon Diego Maradona performed for his nation on the 1994 World Cup whereas he was a free agent having left Newell’s Old Boys in his homeland.

He was sensationally despatched residence from the match nevertheless after failing a medication take a look at after simply two video games.

Zinedine Zidane had additionally retired from membership soccer forward of his remaining hurrah on the 2006 World Cup, whereas Frank Lampard went to the 2014 World Cup weeks after ending his 13-year stint with Chelsea.

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