There’s a chance we may not see Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Portugal captain is 32 years old and has been playing professional soccer since he was 18, so it’s safe to assume he won’t be around for much longer. As such, there’s a chance that Ronaldo won’t be part of the Portuguese squad for the 2022 World Cup — and that’s all the more reason why he needs to win this year’s competition.
If he doesn’t win this tournament, it could very well mark his last chance to win a major international title with Portugal. We know that Ronaldo wants to retire from international play following this summer’s World Cup and focus on his club career at Juventus, but if Portugal wins this year, there’s no reason why he can’t return for one final hurrah in Qatar.
Ronaldo has never won an international title with Portugal despite being one of the best players in the world over many years now. He had a chance to do so at Euro 2016 when they were seconds away from beating hosts France in the final but fell short 2-0 thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet in extra time.
Last modified: August 7, 2022