Lisbon, 12 December 2022 - Heartbroken Cristiano Ronaldo put out an emotional post on his official social media accounts after his dream ended of winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. Even though the Portuguese international has given it his all on the pitch for the past five editions of the tournament, he has yet fallen up short on every occasion. With Ronaldo about to turn 38 in February, it seems likely that the Qatar World Cup was his last dance on the grandest stage.
"Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career. Fortunately, I won many titles with Portugal, but putting our country's name on the highest foot in the World was my biggest dream.
My dedication to Portugal has not changed for a moment. I was always one fighting for the objective of all and I would never turn my back on my colleagues and my country.
Not much more to say for now. Thank you, Portugal. Thank you, Qatar. The dream was nice while it lasted...," he posted on his official social media accounts.