Media: Juventus out of US summer tour to avoid Ronaldo detainment in rape investigation

21 March 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo
Photo: Getty Images The organizers of the International Champions Cup have decided to keep Juventus out of this summer’s preseason tournament in the US to avoid Cristiano Ronaldo being detained by US authorities.

The organizers of the International Champions Cup have decided to keep Juventus out of this summer’s preseason tournament in the US to avoid Cristiano Ronaldo being detained by US authorities as part of a rape investigation, The New York Times reports.

Instead, the Italian club will take part in the Asian version of the cup, likely to be held in Singapore or China, and be joined there by Manchester United and Tottenham.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Juventus will not participate in this summer’s preseason tournament The International Champion’s Cup in the US to avoid Cristiano Ronaldo being detained by US authorities as part of a rape investigation, The New York Times reports. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department last year said it had reopened its investigation into the Portuguese who is accused of having raped an American woman. Ronaldo and his lawyers have repeatedly denied the accusations. 

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