Football owes Cristiano Ronaldo a World Cup, the hero from Funchal will arrive in Russia at 33 years of age and, despite the fact anything is possible with him, by the time the tournament in 2022 arrives he will be 37. Thus, everything points towards Russia 2018 being his last World Cup experience.
Nobody can dispute that Ronaldo is one of the three or four best footballers of all time, and what better way to cap off such a career than by winning the World Cup with Portugal.
Cristiano loves football above all things. He is a model professional, an athlete who cares about every single miniscule detail of his preparation, he is a born competitor who does not feel comfortable with what he has already achieved, which is a lot, he simply wants more and more.
Ronaldo is already an idol to millions of people and he plays for the best club in the world, yet he is also the proud captain of the Portuguese national team, a rather average team that under Ronaldo’s guidance managed to win the European Championship in 2016.
Unlike other world stars, who have significant talent around them, Cristiano is almost alone in the Portuguese team. Unlike other high profile players, who are often criticised in their own countries, Ronaldo is the idol of an entire nation, the heart of Portugal beats in unison with the rhythm of Cristiano’s.
Winning the World Cup would realise one of the former Manchester United forward’s dreams, it would cement his legacy with a player of his stature being able to win the World Cup with such a modest team around him. Football definitely owes it to Ronaldo and every supporter should appreciate such a fitting ending to his career.