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Madeira airport to be renamed after Cristiano Ronaldo

Madeira airport to be renamed after Cristiano Ronaldo

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Madeira airport is set be officially renamed Cristiano Ronaldo Airport on Wednesday, despite opposition from local politicians.

A sign with the player's image was already being added to the facade of the airport, which until Tuesday was called the Madeira International Airport.

The Portugal captain is expected to attend a ceremony at the airport outside his hometown of Funchal on Wednesday, a day after his Portugal side play Sweden in the city in a friendly. Portugal's squad landed on Monday at the airport, displaying the trophy they won at Euro 2016 in France.

The name change at the airport, known as one of the windiest in the world, attracted a lot of attention locally, with some politicians opposing it and saying that the footballer's name should be added to a stadium or another sporting venue.



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