Football legend Christiano Ronaldo will be visiting India in July.
For the first time, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is organising an event in India in which Ranaldo will participate. All India Football Federation (AIFF) is making full preparations for the event.
Carlos Puyol, the retired Spanish football player who played for Barcelona FC for a long time, has also given confirmation about his arrival in India at the end of this month. He'll be visiting India to mark the launch of ticket sales for FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Recently, Cristiano became the first player in the world to score 100 UEFA Champions League goals.
Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation, during its 100th-anniversary celebrations in 2015. He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards. One of the most marketable athletes in the sport, Forbes named Ronaldo as the world's best paid athlete in 2016. In June 2016, he was ranked as the world's most famous athlete.
This could be a big moment for all the football fans in India, as the living legend of football is coming to India.
The football star is expected to take part in the draw for FIFA Under-17 World Cup in July. The World Cup matches will commence in October.
"We are talking to Portugal Football Federation. We also are trying to interact with Ronaldo's agent. If he is free on that particular day, he will be gracing the FIFA U-17 World Cup draw function in Mumbai on July 7," said AIFF President, Praful Patel.