In a move that has thrilled football fans worldwide, Cristiano Ronaldo has set a retirement date that will ensure his iconic rivalry with Lionel Messi continues to captivate audiences until the 2026 World CuP.

According to reports Ronaldo has expressed his desire to extend his contract with Al-Nassr, his current club in Saudi Arabia, until 2027.

This decision would enable him to represent Portugal in yet another World Cup tournament, co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

With 201 caps and 123 goals for Portugal already under his belt, Ronaldo is not ready to bid farewell to international football just yet.

Initially, there were hints that Ronaldo might retire after the upcoming European Championship. 

However, the prospect of competing in another World Cup has reinvigorated his determination. 

By continuing his career until “early 2027,” Ronaldo aims to add another chapter to his legacy, setting the stage for an exciting rivalry with Messi.

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