Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be his last and will cause a wave of despair among football fans around the world who will miss the Juventus talisman on the football screens.
Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is currently playing with his country Portugal in the group stage of the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League. He raised the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019 with Portugal and also won the European Championship with Portugal,
However, like Messi, Ronaldo never won the FIFA World Cup, reaching the semi-finals on his first appearance in the tournament in 2006.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals from 17 FIFA World Cup matches to date, scoring four goals in the 2018 edition of the competition in Russia and scoring 101 international goals for Portugal.
If Portugal qualifies for the 2022 World Cup, the Juventus footballer will turn 37, but Cristiano Ronaldo has now revealed that he will retire after the 2022 World Cup.
Speaking to the press ahead of Portugal’s UEFA Nations League match against France on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked about his future and the FIFA World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo stated that he was still fit to continue, but went on to say that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be his last.
When asked when he would retire, the player said that “the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be my last.”
Portugal eventually played a 0-0 draw with France.
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