Cristiano Ronaldo says 2022 World Cup will likely be his last for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo says 2022 World Cup will likely be his last for Portugal

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Now, that makes sense. Come the 2022 World Cup, Ronaldo will be 37, an age where many soccer players have already retired. But because of his world class skill and his fitness, its conceivable that CR7 could still be playing strong at that age. One of the best players in Portugals history, it would make sense for Ronaldo to go to that World Cup, assuming Portugal qualifies, to mentor the other players if anything.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo said that the 2022 World Cup will likely be his last. On Monday during an awards ceremony where he won top La Liga scorer for 2014-15, he spoke to beIN Sports about the 2022 World Cup.

Could Ronaldos international career be over in 2022?

Speaking of 2018, before Ronaldo plans for his final World Cup in Qatar, he will likely play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, if Portugal makes it through European qualifying, which starts Sept. 6 for the Iberian nation.

He certainly sounds like someone who likes to plan for the future.

I expect Qatar could be my final World Cup. I often go on holidays there, to Qatar as well as Dubai. I am happy because for sure it will be last international tournament, Ronaldo said to beIN,perAS.

Its the second interesting announcement from Ronaldo, as he also said during the ceremony that he willstay at Real Madrid till 2018and then we well see.

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