(Reuters) - Police in Nevada have formally asked Italian authorities to obtain a DNA sample from Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in the investigation of accusations that he raped a woman a decade ago in Las Vegas, police said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Portugal Departure - Zhukovsky International Airport, Moscow Region, Russia , July 1, 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo walks at the airport before the departure. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo Ronaldo, 33, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, has maintained he is innocent of rape and said through his Las Vegas lawyer on Thursday that the sexual encounter in question was consensual.

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