Nike 'deeply concerned' by 'disturbing' Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation

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However, Ronaldo told Santos and Gomes that he is still fully committed to representing and captaining Portugal going forward, and has no intention of retiring from the national team any time soon.

Ronaldo played for Juventus in Serie A on Saturday but missed the midweek Champions League fixture against Young Boys after being sent off in the previous fixture against Valencia.

Ronaldo's omission comes in the wake of the rape allegations against him by former American model Kathryn Mayorga.

Ronaldo was accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who claimed the player assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009.

Las Vegas police confirmed on Tuesday they had initially investigated a complaint in June 2009, but added they had no suspect in the case.

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Portugal is home to Poland for the UEFA Nations League match - the Scotland game is a friendly - after beating Italy 1-0 in the tournament opener.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor missed the two internationals Portugal played in September.

Mayorga has been interviewed by law enforcement twice in recent months and will cooperate further with the Las Vegas police department's reopening of its investigation into her case.

It was there that Ronaldo forced himself on Ms. Mayorga while she begged him to stop, the filing states.

Juventus forward and global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is embroiled in a scandal, and it's reached the point where some of his principal sponsors have been forced to come out and comment.

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She signed a $375,000 settlement agreement, according to the suit, that required her silence on the matter though her lawyers said it should now be voided.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said Ronaldo also will not be called up for the next round of worldwide games in November.

Ronaldo transferred to Italian club Juventus this summer from Real Madrid at a reported fee of $123m.

At the moment, the publisher has no plans to replace Ronaldo as the cover star of its hit soccer game, though that could change as the investigation goes on, depending on the results.

While other players might be winding down their careers at 33, Ronaldo is still in demand by leading clubs around the world.

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