File photo of Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal will face Northern Macedonia in the playoff final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night and it was a big moment for the team’s striker and captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. The goal machine is already 37 years old and not qualifying for the event in Qatar could be a blow to him.
Ronaldo, who set a world record for most international goals in a European Championship last year, was asked about his future plans ahead of the match against Northern Macedonia and the striker answered with certainty.
“I started being asked the same question. The person who will decide my future is me, not anyone else. If I feel like playing more, I’ll play, if I don’t want to play more, I won’t. I’ll decide, period, “as quoted by ESPN.
Ronaldo has recently become the footballer to score the most goals, for club and country, in a match recognized by FIFA.
Speaking about the importance of the match against Northern Macedonia, Ronaldo said it was a matter of life and death.
“The team is pretty confident, I think all the players are ready,” Ronaldo told a news conference on Monday.
“For us, this game is a matter of life and death, we are aware of its importance and I take this opportunity to appeal to the supporters to give us incredible support tomorrow,” he said.
(With AFP input)
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