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Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo to visit S. Korea

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo will visit Korea for the first time 11 years, officials here said Tuesday.

Korea Tech, a local beauty and home appliance seller, said Ronaldo will visit Korea on July 25 to promote a Japanese brand fitness product and will have meet and greet events for fans.

He is expected to land in Korea after visiting Japan. 


This will be Ronaldo's first trip to Korea since July 2007, when he came to Seoul for Manchester United's friendly match with FC Seoul. Ronaldo, who is now with Real Madrid, then scored one goal and provided two assists to lead United to a 4-0 win.

The 33-year-old Portuguese also had a chance to visit Korea in 2009, but he completed his move to Madrid then, and did not travel with United squad.

Ronaldo scored four goals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including a hat trick against Spain. Portugal, however, were eliminated in the round of 16. (Yonhap)