Reason Cristiano Ronaldo will be banned from making his Al-Nassr debut
The reason Cristiano Ronaldo was barred from making his debut for Al-Nassr.
The 37-year-old was due to play his first minutes for Al-Nassr against Al Ta’ee, only days after signing a £173 million-a-year contract with the club.
However, Ronaldo was in November found guilty of improper and violent conduct by the English FA, days before his Manchester United contract was terminated, for smashing a phone out of a young Everton fan’s hand.
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Ronaldo was given a £50,000 fine and a two-match suspension by the FA, but he was unable to complete the sentence since his United contract was terminated a few days later.
Article 12.1 of FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players says: “Any disciplinary sanction of up to four matches or up to three months that has been imposed on a player by the former association but not yet (entirely) served by the time of the transfer shall be enforced by the new association at which the player has been registered in order for the sanction to be served at domestic level.”