As many of you may have heard by now, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested Positive for COVID-19 and has had to render his duties with Portugal as required by FIFA and their COVID-19 guidelines.
The news broke down early today, if you don’t believe me, see for yourselves below:
Breaking: Portugal have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/3yfuv1Y1Kk
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 13, 2020
Ronaldo has had quite the week. Unfortunately, hearing the bad news about COVID bring some concerns of course and one can only hope he recovers quickly. The other sad news are that Ronaldo has made an announcement earlier this week. Let me bring you up to speed on it:
The World Cup Announcement:
"The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be my last" – Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s the beginning of the end people. Enjoy the greatness whilst you can. His time is nearly up. The one trophy that has eluded CR7 his whole career. pic.twitter.com/4ThXKY0qeK
— TheFootballist. (@_TheFootballist) October 11, 2020
During an early morning interview, Ronaldo mentioned how the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may be his last.
Trust me, when I saw the news, I personally thought it was a joke. Unfortunately though, he isn’t joking by any means. Ronaldo, who would be 37 years old when he competes in Qatar, provided this answer after being asked about the upcoming World Cup.
The 2022 World Cup has been controversial to say the least. For starters, the announcement of the cup being held there raised a lot of eyebrows due to the country’s human rights record. Another controversy is the timing for the tournament to be competed on.
Qatar is known for its excessively hot temperatures during their summer season and so the tournament will need to be played during the winter.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup Legacy
Ronaldo would be leaving an incredible legacy for himself as he was a gigantic part of Portugal’s international team for years.
One of the most amazing moments for me though, was when he took a hard knock to his knee during World Cup competition and still managed to pull for his team even from the bench!
If you don’t remember that moment, here is a quick reminder for you:
I hope that helped a little.
While the moment previously mentioned will forever go in my head as one of the most legendary Ronaldo moments, allow me to share with you some of his outstanding statistics while in the Portuguese team:
134 career appearances, 90 goals, 2016 UEFA European Champion. 2018-19 UEFA Nations League Champion, 5x Ballon d’or winner. So yeah, the list goes on and on for Ronaldo!
Are there any good news?
Listen, I can totally agree to the fact that 2020 definitely is a crappy year as whole.
However, for us as soccer fans it is important to understand that this doesn’t mean the end of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career as a professional player. Will we ever see that happen?
Honestly, we can easily expect another 5-7 years out Cristiano Ronaldo. I mean seriously, have you seen him playing lately for Juventus?
I really don’t think we have much to worry about for another few years. In the meantime though, Qatar 2022 just got even more interesting.
~Diego Galvis (@Diego_TheDJ On Twitter)
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