Football: Four jets to follow Ronaldo at World Cup

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo at a UEFA Champions League match in Madrid on March 18. Four executive jets carrying Ronaldo's family and entourage will follow the Portuguese star around at the World Cup. -- PHOTO: AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo at a UEFA Champions League match in Madrid on March 18. Four executive jets carrying Ronaldo's family and entourage will follow the Portuguese star around at the World Cup. -- PHOTO: AFP

BRASILIA (AFP) - Four executive jets carrying Cristiano Ronaldo's family and entourage will follow the Portuguese star around at the World Cup, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) said on Friday.

"Cristiano Ronaldo (and the squad) will arrive and be accompanied by a plane carrying 200 members of the Portuguese press, as well as four executive jets carrying his family," Colonel Ary Bertolino, FAB navigation centre head, told reporters.

The Portugal squad will arrive at Campinas, their base in Sao Paulo state, on June 7.

Portugal have been drawn in Group G and will face Germany on June 15 in Salvador, the United States a week later in Manaus and then Ghana on June 26 in Brasilia.