Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two football legends, will play in their fifth FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, and it’s possible that it may be their last. Along with these two football icons, who have held the title of “Best” for over 15 years, talents like Robert Lewandowski, Neymar Jr., Luis Suarez, Edison Cavani, Karim Benzema, and many others are also expected to compete in their final FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The guy who has repeatedly defied science is already 37 years old, making his participation in the Premier League at this time an enormous accomplishment. Football’s all-time best scorer has already declared his intention to compete in the 2024 European Championship, but everyone is aware that competing at the 2026 World Cup is virtually impossible.
Any football fan will be disappointed to learn that the 35-year-old seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has virtually little chance of competing in the upcoming World Cup.
Despite having exceptional skill, the Brazilian superstar’s fitness has been a problem for him throughout his career. The 30-year-old can play for Brazil at the upcoming World Cup, but that is only possible if he immediately transforms everything he did in the previous four years.
The 2006 World Cup saw the debut of the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner, and his incredible run is probably coming to an end before the 2026 World Cup.
The 34-year-old Poland international, like the majority of the other players on this list, will find it challenging to maintain his devastating form until the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
With all due respect, the Uruguayan attacker is beyond his heyday, when he was practically unstoppable, and it’s possible that he’ll participate in his final World Cup in 2022. He first competed in the World Cup in 2010.
Karim Benzema, the great striker for Real Madrid, struggled to make the France World Cup winning team for a number of reasons. He will likely participate in his final World Cup as he is already 34 years old.