- Ronaldo has declared that he would likely retire from international action after the 2022 World Cup.
- stated he “still feels compelled” to continue serving sport on a global scale
- Portugal will play in the World Cup beginning in late November.
Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that he intends to continue playing for his country’s national team after the 2019 FIFA World Cup in order to compete for his country in the European Football Championship in 2024.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is now 37, he has declared his intention to stop playing for his country after the World Cup.
He now claims that his time with the national team is far from done and that he “still feels inspired” to serve the sport on the international stage for a little bit longer.
I aim to be a member of the Federation for the foreseeable future. I’m still motivated, and I have lofty ambitions. My path to the national squad is far from over. We have a large number of brilliant young individuals. Ronaldo was quoted as saying at the annual Quinas de Ouro awards ceremony organized by the Portuguese Football Federation, “I will be at the World Cup and I want to be at the European Championship.”
Ronaldo received an honorary prize for breaking the record for goals scored in his own country.
The Portuguese striker will be 39 years old for the 2024 European Championship. Before being substituted due to an injury only 25 minutes into the game, he led Portugal to an unexpected European Championship triumph in 2016 and scored three goals on the way.
Portugal will play Ghana in their first World Cup encounter on November 24 before facing Uruguay, the reigning champions. On December 2, the squad will meet South Korea to complete its group stage.