Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez risk breaking law and arrest in Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez risk breaking Saudi Arabian law thanks to their martial status – despite raising five children together.

According to government travel advice regarding Saudi Arabian law, it is currently prohibited for couples to live together while unmarried – with the pair yet to tie the knot before his move to Al-Nassr.

The report adds that penalties can include arrest and a potential court case – with possible judgements including a fine, a custodial sentence and even deportation.

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Spanish outlet SPORT report that Saudi lawyers believe that the authorities have begun to turn a 'blind eye' to particular cases that don't cause offence.

They add that a permit can be sought to allow unmarried couples to live in the same house for the duration of their stay, with Ronaldo's contract signed for two-years.

That deal has made the 37-year-old the highest-paid player in football with a reported £177million coming his way across the first year alone.

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Ronaldo's switch raised eyebrows having agreed to terminate his contract at Old Trafford, after telling Piers Morgan that he wants to play on at the highest level.

The Euro 2016 winner with Portugal has since been linked with a move back to Champions League football should Newcastle secure a top-four finish – but that isn't in his plans.

Ronaldo, a Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and five -time Champions League winner has insisted that his work in Europe is done after 701 club goals across 951 games.

He said: "The evolution of football is different and this isn't the end of my career by moving to the Middle East.

"For me, I'm really happy to be here and I know the league is competitive. I've watched many games. I am so proud at making this big decision in my life and my career.

"My work in Europe is done. I played for all the most important clubs."


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