Former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two domestic games for knocking down a mobile phone in the hands of an Everton fan.

The 37-year-old appeared to be on the phone when he went down the tunnel following the defeat at Goodison Park in April.

Ronaldo, who left Manchester United by mutual agreement on Tuesday after criticizing manager Eric ten Hager, was also fined £50,000 by the FA.

He will captain Portugal in their Group H opener against Ghana on Thursday.

Ronaldo will enforce the ban at any new club at domestic level – in England or abroad – although it does not apply at continental club levels such as the Champions League.

A separate FA hearing found him guilty of inappropriate and violent behaviour.

He was alerted by police in August and apologized to the young fan immediately after the incident.

The FA said Ronaldo admitted the misconduct allegations but not the violence.

Before wrapping up his second stint at Old Trafford, he gave a controversial interview in which he criticized United and said he had “disrespect” for the Ten Witches.

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