26 May 2024
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Cristiano Ronaldo in Iran for match against Persepolis

Cristiano Ronaldo in Iran for match against Persepolis
The Iran Project - Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned Portuguese football star, landed in Tehran alongside his teammates from Saudi Arabia's Al-Nasr n preparation for their AFC Champions League match against Iran's Persepolis, scheduled for Tuesday.

Persepolis and Al-Nasr match is part of the AFC Champions League tournament and will take place at Tehran's Azadi Stadium.

Upon their arrival at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the Al-Nasr team was greeted by the Saudi ambassador and Persepolis manager Reza Darvish.

Ronaldo also received a warm welcome from his Iranian fans.

Moreover, in a special ceremony, Darvish and other officials from Persepolis FC presented Ronaldo with a valuable Persian rug as a gift.
The 38-year-old Portuguese superstar, one of the most decorated players in history, joined Al-Nassr in December 2022, reportedly earning $200 million annually.


Ronaldo boasts more than 30 major trophies and holds the world's record men's international goalscorer title, a distinction he secured in 2021, surpassing Iran's Ali Daei.


, The chief editor of theVarzesh 3sports website, Pejman Raahbar, was quoted by The Financial Times as saying, "Ronaldo is one of the worlds most important people and the most followed person on Instagram. In Iran, visits by major international sports teams or high-profile footballers are rare, which is why this has generated so much excitement."

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