Out 11, 2017

MAD FOR ITMadonna cheers on Cristiano Ronaldo and co as Portugal reach Russia World Cup

The pop sensation was reportedly contacted by CR7 as he wanted her to enrol son David Banda at Sporting - but he went to Benfica.


MADONNA was in the crowd supporting Portugal tonight - and was left delighted as they reached the Russia World Cup.

The global megastar was pictured in the crowd as an own-goal from Johan Djourou and an Andre Silva strike helped Fernando Santos's side beat Switzerland 2-0.

The result saw Portugal top World Cup Qualifying Group B, knocking back the Swiss into second spot.

They will now have to play a play-off to reach the World Cup.

And Madonna was keen to show her support for Portugal as she took her seat with son David Banda, both draped with the country's colours all over them.

And it's not surprising.

Her son David plays for the Benfica Academy - but could have been turning out for Sporting Lisbon if a certain Cristiano Ronaldo had got his way.

CR7 failed to convince Madonna to get her son to sign for Sporting Lisbon.

The Portugal star reportedly rang the world famous singer after hearing her adopted son, David Banda, could join Benfica's academy.

Ronaldo kick-started his career at their fierce rivals Sporting before going on to win four Ballon d'Ors.

But the 11-year-old won't follow in the footsteps of the Portugal hero because he opted for the the Eagles this summer.

Madonna, 59, packed her bags this summer and moved to Lisbon this summer in the hope that David can make it as a professional footballer.

She took to social media earlier this year to show off her son's new colours before uploaded a picture of her son, captioned: "My Champion!"

The Sun

By John Hutchinson