As we are heading closer and closer to the Qatar World Cup, many doubts and expectations are rising for the Portuguese star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese has already led his National team to European Glory in Euro 2016.
At the club level, Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as one of the greatest players to ever step on the football ground. Also, he’s the highest goal scorer in the history of football at both, the club and international levels.
In the 2018 World Cup that took place in Russia, Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the Round of 16. In the opening match of group B, we saw Cristiano’s perfect hat-trick that stunned the whole Spanish team.
A Closer look at the future of Cristiano Ronaldo
Hence, Cristiano Ronaldo is 37-year-old now. But he’s still in a really good shape as he scored 24 goals in all competitions for Manchester United. When asked about whether it will be the Portuguese’s last world cup, he said “I will be the one to decide, nobody else.“
Although, the advances in sports science, as well as improved diets, are allowing footballers to have much more extended careers than normal. The Portuguese striker will be 41 when the 2026 World Cup will take place.
If we talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, we can’t neglect the presence of Lionel Messi. As both the legends are ageing, their decade-long rivalry is going to end too. The Argentine Playmaker was not so much impressive in his first season in the Ligue 1 but we know what he’s actually capable of.
When asked if the Qatar 2022 will be his last world cup, he said “I am going to have to reassess a lot of things after the World Cup, whether it goes well for us or not,” Messi admitted in March.
“I hope it goes well, but a lot of things are definitely going to change.”