Sepp Blatter rift settled in telephone call, says Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA president Sepp Blatter had previously suggested that he prefers Lionel Messi as Cristiano Ronaldo was too concerned about his hairstyle and mimicked his stature as a "commander" on the field.

updated: January 14, 2014 09:14 IST
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Zurich: Cristiano Ronaldo's rift with FIFA President Sepp Blatter was settled in a telephone call.

"This is no longer an issue, neither for us nor for football," the Ballon d'Or favorite from Portugal said ahead of Monday's award ceremony. (Update: Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or)

Last October, Blatter was filmed telling a student audience in England he preferred four-time defending Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi and his more modest personality.

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