The FIFA World Cup 2022 will begin on the 20th of this month. The first game will be that of Qatar, the hosting nation, taking on Ecuador. This FIFA World Cup also happens to be the last World Cup for many football legends. These are players who have graced the game with their performances over the years. These players might not be in their prime today, but during their time, they made the world dance to their footballing skills. Here is a look at the top 5 players who will play their last FIFA World Cup in Qatar:
Lionel Messi will play his last FIFA World Cup in Qatar:
Lionel Messi has officially announced that the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be his last appearance at the multi-national tournament. Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players of all time if not the greatest. He is aged 35 and still has the energy of a 19-year-old. He is quick, swift, and supremely agile. The Argentine squad will be entering the FIFA World Cup as favorites and will be keen to get hold of the trophy for Lionel Messi. Messi’s best performance at the World Cup comes in 2014 when the Argentines played the final against Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo will play his last FIFA World Cup in Qatar:
Cristiano Ronaldo will be a part of the Portuguese convoy. One cannot simply forget Ronaldo’s free-kick goal against Spain in the last World Cup. On the grand stage and in the big games, it is Cristiano Ronaldo who never missed fire. He is a true big-match player. Portugal does not have the FIFA World Cup-winning squad but certainly has the potential to do well. It will be keen to see how far, Ronaldo can take the men in red. His top international achievement happens to be winning the Euros in 2016.
Sergio Ramos will play his last FIFA World Cup in Qatar:
Sergio Ramos will play his last FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The center-back is a senior pro and has been a part of 4 World Cups considering 2022. He has also been a world champion with Spain in 2010. Sergio has been there and has done it all. He has seen the top wonders of the globe. Ramos will however be keen to end his international career on a high by winning the trophy for one last time.
The German “Sweeper-Keeper” was a star in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was the talk of the town back in the day. Neuer has been a solid rock in goal for Bayern Munich. This World Cup in Qatar is expected to be his last World Cup too. His best international achievement is winning the Cup with Germany in 2014. It was Mario Gotze’s last-minute strike that aided Neuer to be crowned as a champion.
Luka Modric, the flag bearer of Croatian football will also be playing his last FIFA World Cup. The Croatian Football Federation needs to make effective use of this genius post his retirement too. Luka is a true maestro. The footballing world will never get enough of his vision and his classy footwork but age is not on his side. His top international achievement with Croatia happens to be playing the FIFA World Cup 2022 final against France and also ending up as the “Player of the tournament”.
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