Tickets for Ronaldo's China tour sold out in a few hours

Tickets for Ronaldo's China tour sold out in a few hours

Chinese soccer fans raced to get tickets to see Cristiano Ronaldo play in his home country in a rare match on Wednesday, with multiple online platforms selling out within hours.

Ronaldo is hugely popular in soccer-mad China, where many supporters are fed up with the national team's dismal performance and corruption-riddled domestic competition.

The Portuguese star's current club, Saudi Arabia's Al Nasr, last month embarked on a “China tour” with friendly matches against Shanghai Shenhua and Zhejiang FC on January 24th and the southern city of Shenzhen on January 28th, respectively. Announced.

When the coveted tickets went on sale online just after 11am (3pm Japan time) on Wednesday, fans competed feverishly against each other, and by the evening no tickets were showing up on multiple platforms. .

Multiple media outlets reported that all seats except the two most expensive categories sold out “within seconds.”

Amid a wave of disappointment on social media, some lucky buyers expressed unbridled joy.

“On January 24th, I will be the happiest girl in the world,” one satisfied customer wrote on Weibo.

Another said: “No matter what you think about Ronaldo, you can't deny his greatness as a player.” “His China tickets went on sale today, and I actually got one!”

Ronaldo's eternal rival Lionel Messi thrilled Beijing's Workers' Stadium last year when he scored 79 seconds into the game to lead world champions Argentina to a 2-0 friendly victory over Australia.

And fans of the South American giants were quick to ridicule, claiming that interest in Ronaldo's visit was low.

“Ronnie's fans must be very happy. His replica shirts are getting cheaper every year, and now there is little need to fight for tickets,” one Weibo user joked.


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