According to the New York Times, Juventus will not play any pre-season games in the US to avoid the risk of Ronaldo being detained in relation to the rape allegations against him.
Juventus will not play any of their International Champions Cup fixtures in the United States next summer, according to The New York Times.
The Italian side have confirmed their participation in the pre-season competition. But according to NYT, the event organizers have decided to ensure that Juventus will not play any fixtures in the US so as to avoid the risk of Cristiano Ronaldo being detained by authorities in relation to the rape allegations against him.
Ronaldo is currently under investigation by the Las Vegas police after former model Kathryn Mayorga claimed the Portuguese footballer had raped her in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009 and subsequently paid her $375,000 to buy her silence. Ronaldo and his lawyers have denied the rape allegations made by Mayorga.
As a result of the ICC organiser's decision, Juventus will play all of their ICC fixtures in Singapore and China, as will English clubs Tottenham and Manchester United. Juventus are set to announce their pre-season plans in the coming weeks.