The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has once again announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be his last. He is currently with the Portugal side appearing in the group stages of the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League. Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019; European Championship with Portugal in 2016 and Portugal already have a 100% record so far in the tournament this year.
With so many awards and cups in his side and the best return in single edition of the quadrennial tournament in Russia 2018 in which he has scored 4 goals, the FIFA is still far as the maximum he has managed to get through is the Semifinal appearance in 2006. Former Real Madrid player will be 37 years old during FIFA 2022 the fans expect him to wear his jersey till his 40s at least. In a press meet, at UEFA Nations League game, the player answered about his future plan. He seems to defy age with every year. He has already crossed the 100-goal mark for his country. The indication about FIFA 2022 is his last match is worrying and a debate of Messi Vs Ronaldo can be expected in FIFA 2020.
Few achievements he still missing are winning a continental treble, winning a Golden Ball or Golden Boot, Ronaldo has never scored five goals in a game. We hope Ronaldo will achieve these missing marks before he retires from Football.