Cristiano Ronaldo Confirms Euro 2024 as His Farewell Championship

Cristiano Ronaldo

New Delhi: Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has made a momentous decision: Euro 2024 will be his swan song on the international stage. The 39-year-old Portuguese icon, who holds the record for the most international goals (130 in 211 matches), revealed his retirement plan after Portugal’s dramatic win against Slovenia in the round of 16.

Tears and Triumphs

In a penalty shootout that had fans on the edge of their seats, Portugal secured a quarter-final spot by defeating Slovenia. Ronaldo, despite missing a crucial penalty during extra time, redeemed himself by converting his spot-kick in the shootout. Tears welled up in his eyes, and teammates rallied around him. Even Ronaldo’s mother, watching from the stands, shared in the emotional moment.

A Glorious Career

Ronaldo’s illustrious career spans two decades. He made his debut for Portugal in 2003 and has graced six European Championships. Under his leadership, Portugal clinched the Euro Cup in 2016. Now, as he prepares to bid farewell, Ronaldo reflects on the joy football has brought him, his family, and countless fans worldwide.

The Next Chapter

While Euro 2024 marks the end of an era, Ronaldo clarifies that he isn’t retiring from international football altogether. His commitment to the Portuguese national team remains unwavering. However, when the Euro Cup returns in 2028 (hosted jointly by Britain and Ireland), Ronaldo will be 43 years old a time when few players continue their international careers.

Cristiano Ronaldo

As we celebrate Ronaldo’s legacy, we eagerly await his final battles on the pitch. The upcoming quarter-final clash against France promises to be a fitting tribute to a football legend who has inspired generations.