Emerging reports indicate that Cristiano Ronaldo has become a father to twins and will be leaving the Confederations Cup early. Reports also suggest that the two children were given birth to in the United States. There are also reports that Ronaldo’s mother had visited her latest grandchildren.
The news was not official till Ronaldo posted a statement on Facebook which read: “I’m very happy to finally be with my children for the first time.”
He added: “I was in the service of the national team, as always, body and soul, even though my two sons were born.”
“Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve the main sporting objective that we wanted, but I am sure we will continue to give joy to the Portuguese.”
“The President of the Portuguese Football Federation and the national selector have today had an attitude that has touched me and I will not forget.”
Amid all the excitement, there are rumors making the rounds that Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez is also carrying a five-month-old pregnancy. Ronaldo posted a photo where he was seen holding Georgina’s stomach which seemed to show signs of a supposed bump.
According to the Portuguese Football Federation, Ronaldo has received permission to exit the Confederations Cup competition early “so that he can finally get to know his children.”
Portugal lost to Chile on penalties in a high-profile semi in the Confederations Cup and will be playing against either Germany or Mexico in the third place tie.
In a statement released by the national team, the following was disclosed: “The President of the FPF and the National Team were informed before the Confederations Cup by the National Team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, that he had been a father.”
“The athlete, despite the birth of his children, made a point of being in the service of the National Team, in a gesture that we must underline and praise.”
“The President of the FPF and the National Selector understand that if it is impossible to reach the goal of winning the Confederations Cup, they must release the athlete so that he can finally get to know his children.”