The forward set a date for his farewell to the national team, while he stalks the scoring record of Iranian Ali Daei.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals on FIFA dates were a custom. In September, when national team football was resumed, the striker stood out achieving an impressive mark: he surpassed 100 goals with Portugal and remained at 101. But this October the goal was closed to him. crack Juventus: in two games he added two 0-0.
However, the main news related to CR7 was not his lack of forcefulness but what he declared after the game against France, at the Stade de France.
“The World Cup in Qatar will be the last date in which I will wear my country’s shirt”said according to the Sportboible medium. Yes, when he is 37 years old, Cristiano will give the cheers in his Selection.
It is true that he played against two powers such as Spain and France. Visitor. But he couldn’t convert. Against the Spaniards he had burst the crossbar in a complex encounter. This Sunday, against the Gauls twice he was close to shouting. But first, a great closing from Lucas Hernández deflected his shot in the area and in the end a powerful left-footed shot had a good response from Hugo Lloris.
Before this double date, he came with seven consecutive games screaming with his country. So much so that he set himself the goal of reaching the world record of the player who converted the most for a national team.
That brand belongs to Iranian Ali Daei, who in 2006 retired with 109 points. “I think Cristiano will beat my record. It is something that is part of football. All records exist to be broken, “the former striker had said.
At 35, Cristiano is in a great personal moment: he is the scorer of the year 2020 along with Robert Lewandowski, with 30 each.
This Wednesday, CR7 will have a new opportunity to return to victory and continue adding conquests. Portugal will host Sweden, just one of their favorite victims with seven goals. The ideal chance to get closer to his great goal, since he is eight goals away from being the top scorer of the national teams.