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Top 10 Football Stars that will Retire from International Career after 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Top 10 Football Stars that will Retire from International Career after 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

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Football world’s biggest tournament is on the horizon!

FIFA World Cup is set to take place in Qatar, next year – in 2022, from November 21 until December 18.

Football’s biggest stars will join their national squads to fight to get the most desirable trophy out there and be crowned as world champions.

However, we might witness some superstars play their last World Cup. There are players who are edging closer to the retirement age and the Qatar 2022 would become their last opportunity to shine for their country.

And ahead of the highly-anticipated Qatar 2022 let’s take a look at the list of players who are likely to be representing their country for the very last time.

Neymar, Brazil

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Right, quite a strange name for this list. But recently Neymar made a shock announcement revealing that the 2022 World Cup might be his last, if Brazil don’t succeed.

The 29-year-old PSG star played in two World Cups in his international career – in 2014 Brazil and 2018 Russia.

However, in his latest interview with Goal, Neymar said he don’t have the mental strength to deal with football anymore.

Let’s hope Brazil can succeed or even if not, the Brazilian superstar will continue with his international career to not let down the supporters.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden

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The footballing legend, or simply “God”, as he labels himself, Ibrahimovic has almost restarted his career at national team, when he was called up to Sweden’s Euro 2020 squad.

However, the AC Milan striker suffered an injury, which made him unavailable for the summer’s tournament.

If Sweden get qualified for Qatar 2022 and should Zlatan be called up again, that could become the legendary striker’s last campaign at the international stage.

Sergio Ramos, Spain

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Ramos has endured quite a strange season last term with a lot of injuries, Real Madrid departure and withdrawal from the Spain national team, which he captains.

Luis Enrique decided to omit the legendary centre-back from his Euro 2020 squad, and should Spain qualify for the World Cup and Ramos be called up, that might see his last appearance in La Furia Roja shirt.

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