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FIFA WC 2018: 5 Players for whom this World Cup could be last

FIFA WC 2018: 5 Players for whom this World Cup could be last
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The 21st FIFA Football World Cup 2018 is being organized in Russia from June 14. There will be a competition between the top-32 best teams from around the world. This time, too many new stars will emerge during the world cup, on the other hand, in the football world it will be the last World Cup for many famous stars who have scattered their shine in past. These superstars are Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Andrei Iniesta, Pepe, Manuel Noir, and Martin Silva. All these players have been crossed the age of 33 in their career and as a Footballer, you have to be quicker than other players. However, Ronaldo and Messi are the top-2 footballers in the world but since last few months, both of them were struggling with injury.

Lionel Messi 

Argentina star Lionel Messi will play in the World Cup in Russia at the age of 31 and by the 2022 World Cup, he will be 35 years old. It will be difficult for Messi to retain his position in the Argentina team. After taking retirement he has returned, in that sense, this will be his last World Cup of his career. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Lionel Messi’s team lost 0-1 to Germany in the final. This is Messi’s fourth World Cup. Argentina will once again depend on only Messi’s performance, the team is considered to be the top contender for the title.

Christiano Ronaldo

For Portugal’s 33-year-old super-striker Cristiano Ronaldo, it could also be his last World Cup. Ronaldo has played three World Cups earlier and scored three goals more than Messi. Real Madrid star Ronaldo was injured during the Euro Cup final in France in 2016. Later his team won this title. And this time Ronaldo would not like to repeat the Euro Cup mistake in this World Cup.

Andre Iniesta

Spain’s 34-year-old footballer Andre Iniesta has also represented his team three times in the World Cup (2006, 2010, 2014). However, during this time he scored only two goals from his legs. In the last World Cup, the Spanish team had eliminated by the Netherlands and Chile and was out in the group stage. Iniesta has already said that this will be his last World Cup. He said that my body is saying that I have given everything. This is the ideal decision of my life.

Pepe

Pepe, a 35-year-old Portugal veteran, has played the World Cup in 2010 and 2014, but he will try to make his last World Cup memorable. Pepe, who made his country debut in 2007, has scored five goals in 91 matches for the national team. He is a good defensive player and it is difficult to transfer the ball from his legs. Where Ronaldo tries to score, Pepe will stop the ball from going into the round post. It might be his last World Cup.

Manuel Noyer

Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Noyer has saved his team from getting big losses in a lot of matches. He has participated in World Cup twice (2010, 2014) and he is known as Sweeper Keeper. There is a big strategy to score the goals of their strikers. He will try to simplify his title by giving benefit to his team with his experience. Manuel may have this last World Cup in his career.

Martin Silva

Martin Silva of Uruguay (35 years) has played in 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup. Among the other players, Sergio Ramos (32 years) of Spain disappointed the team by playing three consecutive World Cups without scoring any goal. While Argentina’s Pablo Perez will make his debut in the World Cup at the age of 32, this may also be his last World Cup. Morocco’s Manuel de Costa (32 years), Croatia’s Luca Madric (32 years) might be playing their last World Cup.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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