Ronaldo, Kaka could debut for Madrid in Ireland

Updated: 23 June 2009 09:53 IST

Real Madrid's world record transfer signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka could debut for the Spanish side on July 20 in a friendly match.

Madrid:

Real Madrid's world record transfer signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka could debut for the Spanish side on July 20 in a friendly match against Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, the Spanish club said on Monday on its Web site.

Shamrock Rovers said the match, to be played at in the 3,500 seater Tallaght Stadium, is sold out.

"Shamrock Rovers F.C. members and season ticket holders purchased over 3,000 tickets in the 48 hour window over the weekend," the Irish club said.

Madrid are to spend July 13-22 preparing for the new season at the Carton House training ground in Ireland said director general Jorge Valdano.

"We are delighted with the trip to Ireland we have prepared so as to begin this very important phase in our preseason training," Valdano said.

"We know Shamrock Rovers is a very important team in Ireland and playing against them is going to suit us very well in our preparation," Valdano said.

Madrid have agreed to pay Manchester United a record 80 million pounds ($131 million) for Ronaldo and Kaka was signed from AC Milan for a reported fee of around euro65 million ($92 million).

Personal terms with Ronaldo are still to be agreed.

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