Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that the 2022 FIFA world cup will be his last action on a football pitch.
This has sent a wave of despair among football fans around the world who will miss seeing the Juventus talisman adorning the football screens.
The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner who has scored 101 international goals for Portugal stated that he is ready to retire and would do that immediately after the 2022 FIFA world cup.
Speaking to the press ahead of Portugal’s UEFA Nations League game against France on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo stated that he was still fit to continue, but he did go on to mention that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be his last.
When asked when he was going to retire, the player said “the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be my last”