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Cristiano Ronaldo rules himself out of UEFA Super Cup

The 31-year-old Real Madrid star has admitted that he won't be back from a knee injury in time to face Sevilla in Trondheim on 9 August
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Cristiano Ronaldo rules himself out of UEFA Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d'Or 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he won't be ready for Real Madrid's UEFA Super Cup clash with fellow LaLiga side Sevilla on 9 August.

"I'm completely ruled out"

Speaking on Saturday, Cristiano admitted: "I'm completely ruled out of the Super Cup on the 9th because I return to work [with Real] on the 10th."

Cristiano (right) is in tears as a knee injury forces him off in the Euro 2016 final.

Earlier in July, the 31-year-old limped out of Portugal's Euro 2016 final win over France with a knee injury after clashing with Dimitri Payet.

And despite being accompanied by a personal trainer on holiday in Ibiza in a bid to accelerate his recovery, he is set to miss the continental curtain-raiser in Trondheim.

Madrid qualified for the Super Cup as Champions League winners, with Sevilla featuring in the match-up in Norway courtesy of their third straight Europa League triumph.

Contract extension: "It's something I want"

On extending his Real contract, meanwhile, he said: "I spoke to the president [Florentino Pérez] on the phone and when I get back to Madrid, we'll talk. Obviously it's something I want."

Ronaldo also looked over his prospects of scooping the 2016 Ballon d'Or in January, commenting: "It's out of my hands.

"But I'll admit that I'm in a good position given that I won the Champions League and the European Championships."