It is just after a couple of months, that football fans from all across the globe will be witnessing the much-awaited biggest sporting event of the year, the FIFA World Cup 2022 hosted in Qatar. This time 29 countries will battle against each other on the field to conquer the prestigious FIFA title.
It will be interesting to watch out for two legendary football players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo competing against each other for the fifth time in their careers. Not only Lionel and Cristiano other popular names like Robert Lewandowski, Luka Modric, and Luis Suarez are likely to play their final games at the upcoming Qatar World Cup, where some of them are edging closer to their retirement age.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
All-time great player Cristiano Ronaldo made his official debut at the World Cup in 2006 and it is after 16 years, it is believed that the star player will announce his official exit from his football career with his Sixth World Cup.
2. Lionel Messi
It will be an upsetting moment for Lionel Messi fans, as this time the little magician from Argentina will be making his final appearance in his sixth world cup event. He was awarded the golden ball in the 2014 world cup edition.
3. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski showcased his football talent at the 2018 football world cup and to everyone’s surprise, this Poland striker is expected to announce his retirement after the Qatar World Cup event.
4. Luis Suarez
After featuring in four world cups, Uruguay’s all-time top scorer is ready to announce his retirement. For many years, Luis Suarez is struggling with injuries and it is rumored to be the main reason for his retirement from the international football tournament.
5. Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani has faced several injuries and it is confirmed that the striker will be sidelined again in the major tournaments. Cavani had a troubled season at Manchester United and it is not yet sure he will be a part of the Qatar World Cup.
6. Luka Modric
The brilliant midfielder from Croatia, Luka Modric exhibited outstanding performance at the 2018 World Cup championship-leading his team into the finals. His achievement was acknowledged with the Golden Ball Award and now the eminent player is about to retire after the FIFA World Cup 2022 edition.
7. Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer will be seen for the last time leading his team Germany at the FIFA World Cup 2022 championship. He had a commendable Football career with a fantastic 2014 win and now due to the age restrictions, Neuer will hang his boots.
8. Thomas Muller
A midfielder or forward striker Thomas Muller after having an exciting international football career is ready to announce his retirement. He had successfully led his team Germany in many of the major events and now at the age of 32 is all set to play his final World Cup Football match.
9. Dani Alves
One of the most decorated football players of the generation, Dani Alves played an important role in clinching three Champions League titles, three club world cups, and three UEFA Supercups. But now it is claimed that Dani Alves could retire from international football.
10. Thiago Silva
The 37-year-old Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is soon going to hang his boots and look for other career options. He is unable to retain his form due to injuries and he has hinted that his retirement from Football is not too far away.