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Ronaldo Nepal donation was false: Save the Children

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid

Some thing are just too good to be true.

On Thursday, Save the Children confirmed that earlier reports of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's donation of $7.8 million for relief in Nepal were false.

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"The recent information about Cristiano Ronaldo's donation to Save the Childern's emergency response in Nepal is false," the organization said in a statement in Spanish.

Nevertheless, Save the Children went on to thank the Real Madrid and Portugal ace for his efforts as an organization ambassador.

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Ronaldo's apparent donation was first reported by French soccer site sofoot.com on May 7.

A number of news organizations, including CNBC.com, picked up the story.