Football is a very big sport and fans are going to see their favorite footballers for the last time in this World Cup.
These 10 iconic modern day footballers played their last World Cup in Qatar and had retirement plans.
However, no one knows for now what these footballers planned to do after getting retirement from the World Cup.
But for now, let’s get to know these iconic modern day footballers playing their last World Cup.
1 – Cristiano Ronaldo
While crafting our list, the first name that we have is CR7. He plays for Portugal’s national team and leads them as a Captain.
However, he clearly announced in his recent interview that the 2022 Qatar World Cup might be his lard World Cup only if he qualifies.
One knockout semifinal will feature No. 37-ranked Turkey, and if Portugal advances, it will host the winner of Italy vs. North Macedonia.
2 – Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the second biggest and richest football player in the world who does not need any introduction.
However, after seeing his dream falling apart of raising trophies in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.
Lionel Messi said that the 2022 Qatar World Cup might be his last appearance ever.
3 – Luis Suarez & Edison Cavani
Luis Suarez is the most notable name in football as he had several incidents that got him the spotlight of fans.
He competes for his team as a striker and pairs up with Edison Cavani. These two talented athletes have played for their team for several years.
However, there are some controversies going on and giving us signs that this 2022 World Cup might be their last appearance in World Cups.
Although, no one knows why is that and how true this news is!
4 – Midfield Strikers: Toni Kroos & Luka Modric
When we talk about midfield strikers, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are the names that come to our minds.
Toni Kroos And Luka Modric plays for Germany and Croatia respectively and won several awards and medals except for the World Cup.
After taking several attempts to win the World Cup, it was concluded that Tony Kroos and Luka Modric will get the retirement.
Despite the fact, that Toni Kroos is already looking to get retirement from his team even before entering into the fields for the World Cup.
5 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Unfortunately, Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t going to appear in the 2022 World Cup as he got plenty of yellow cards against Spain.
However, his unsporting behavior in football leads him to several consequences and he might never play in the World Cup.
6 – Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer is a 35-years olf professional footballer who played for Germany.
However, he never decides to take off the gloves as a goalkeeper. But due to his age factor, the reflexes and stamina in his body are going low gradually.
Although, Manuel will play the 2022 Qatar World Cup as the last World Cup of his career.
7 – Neymar
Neymar is the fastest-growing footballer who is 29 years old. He played for Brazil’s national team and Paris Saint-Germain.
In October 2021, he told DAZN he didn’t see himself prepared for the next upcoming World Cups except for this 2022.
However, Neymar believes that he does not have the strength in mind to deal with football and stuff like that in the future anymore.
8 – Sergio Ramos
Among Spain’s best center-backs, Ramos is the most capped player.
At the 2010 World Cup, he remained on the right side of the defense as Spain became champions.
Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos have formed an excellent center-back partnership since then.
Injury concerns forced his exclusion from the Euro 2020 squad, but he is still expected to make the 2022 World Cup squad if he remains in good health.