The 2022 FIFA World Cup marks the end of an era as it will be the last for Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Both players will be looking for that storybook ending in Qatar.
Messi and Ronaldo hope to win the tournament and ride off into the sunset, capping off their international career with the cherry on top, as both have won trophies but have yet to win a World Cup.
Former Brazilian soccer player Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as Kaká, believes that the two players can use the upcoming tournament to show that they’re still top-quality players.
“I’m curious to see the impact they have on the tournament,” Kaká told FIFA media (h/t Mundo Deportivo). “I think they will try to show that they are still the leaders.
Messi is heading into the tournament in good form after a tough first season at PSG. The 35-year-old has scored 12 goals while recording 14 assists in all competitions.
As for Ronaldo, it’s been a tough Year 2 for the veteran forward, who has three goals in 16 games in all competitions.