Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has had to delay his return to Spain following Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers because of problems at home, the Primera Liga club said on Friday.

“Ronaldo has told the club about the situation and they have given him permission not to return on the same plane as fellow countryman Roberto Carlos so that he will have time to resolve the problem,” Real said on their website.

“It is not known whether he will arrive in time to train with his team mates.”

Real play Albacete on Sunday.

This isn’t the first time that Ronaldo has been late returning to the club. The Brazilian missed a league match against Numancia in January when he flew back to Brazil because of a family illness. Also, in February, he was delayed returning to training after hosting a lavish party in Paris to mark his engagement to Daniella Cicarelli.