MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo needs treatment
on a bruised right ankle and will be unable to join Spain and
Portugal's joint-bid team for their final presentation in the
race to host the 2018 World Cup, Real Madrid said on Wednesday.
The Portugal forward missed training in the morning and
needs treatment over the next 24-48 hours, the club said on
Real's top scorer picked up the knock in his side's 5-0
defeat away to Barcelona in La Liga on Monday, and is a doubt
for the visit of Valencia on Saturday.
The Iberian bid team present their case in Zurich on
Thursday. They are up against Netherlands/Belgium, England and
Russia for the right to stage the 2018 tournament.
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