Cristiano Ronaldo has posed for the first time with set of twins.
The Real Madrid superstar confirmed the birth of the two boys via a surrogate on Wednesday, just hours after Portugal were eliminated from this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup by Chile.
Ronaldo will be allowed to miss their third-place play-off against either Germany of Mexico, so he can return home to his young family.
“I was in the service of the National Team, as it always happens, body and soul, even though I knew my two sons were born.
“Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve the main sporting objective we wanted, but I am sure we will continue to give the Portuguese joy.
“The President of the Portuguese Football Federation and the National Selector had an attitude today that sensitized me and I will not forget.
“I am very happy to finally be able to be with my children for the first time,” the 32-year-old wrote on Facebook.
Ronaldo already has a seven-year-old son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr.