Cristiano Ronaldo set to bid farewell to Euros after ongoing tournament | Pro Hub of News

Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned Portuguese footballer, has confirmed that Euro 2024 in Germany will mark his final participation in the tournament during his illustrious playing career.

At 39 years old, Ronaldo is competing in a record sixth edition of the European Championship. He will be 43 when the next Euro takes place across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland in 2028, as reported by CGTN.

Speaking to Portuguese broadcaster RTP, Ronaldo stated, “Without a doubt, this is my last Euro. Of course, it is. But I’m not emotional about it. I am moved by everything that football represents — the passion, the enthusiasm of the fans, having my family here.”

He continued, expressing his ongoing dedication to the sport: “It’s not about leaving football. What else is there for me to do or win?”

Ronaldo, a former star of Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, has earned 211 caps for Portugal since his debut in 2003, scoring 130 goals and guiding them to victory in the 2016 European Championship.

Reflecting on recent events at Euro 2024, where Portugal defeated Slovenia in a dramatic round of 16 match via penalties, Ronaldo addressed his crucial role: “In football, those who dare also fail. I will always give my best for this shirt, whether I succeed or not.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming quarterfinal clash against France, Ronaldo acknowledged the challenge but expressed determination: “After gaining a boost of energy from our win against Slovenia, we are ready to face the favorites. It will be a difficult battle, but I have never shied away from challenges.”

Ronaldo’s remarks highlight his unwavering commitment to football and his readiness to confront the toughest opponents on the pitch.