Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo apparently wants to take part in the 2026 World Cup

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo apparently wants to take part in the 2026 World Cup

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo apparently wants to take part in the 2026 World Cup


At 36 years old, most football players are already in the final stages of their careers. Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, is probably chasing one goal – the 2026 World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently not been thinking about the end of his career for a long time. according to english newspaper Sunday CR7 also wants to play for Portugal in the 2026 World Cup.

Should the Manchester United striker be nominated for tournaments in Mexico, Canada and the USA, Ronaldo would be 41 years old.

Also, this will be his sixth consecutive participation in the World Cup after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, setting a record. In the biggest national competition, Lothar Matthaus, Antonio Carbajal and Gianluigi Buffon were each represented five times.

Also in 2026: Ronaldo will not be World Cup’s oldest player

Before his milestone, Ronaldo will have to qualify for his fifth World Cup. Portugal are currently in second place in qualifying Group A, one point behind the leaders of Serbia. But with one game less.

The five-time world footballer could not set an age record in 2026. The oldest player to ever play in a World Cup final is Essam Al-Haidari of Egypt. The goalkeeper was used in Russia in 2018 at the age of 45 years and 161 days.

On the other hand, Roger Millia of Cameroon is 42 years 38 days old and is the oldest player to play in the World Cup. The striker played in his country’s 6–1 loss to Russia in 1994.

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