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Cristiano Ronaldo poised to break another international record during Euro 2024 qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo poised to break another international record during Euro 2024 qualifiers

The 38-year-old is set to add another record to his tally.

Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to set yet another international record this week, as Portgual prepare to begin their Euro 2024 qualification campaign.

The Al-Nassr forward is set to become the most-capped player in men's international football history this week, with Portugal set to take on Liechtenstein on Thursday night.

Ronaldo had hoped to break the longstanding record in Qatar, but was denied that opportunity after his nation fell to a shock defeat to Morocco at the quarter-final stage.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward has made 196 international appearances during an illustrious career, helping his nation to glory at the 2016 European Championships in the process.

The 38-year-old forward currently shares the record with Kuwait striker Bader Al-Mutawa, but with Al-Mutawa left out of the Kuwait squad for the upcoming round of fixtures - Ronaldo looks set to move to a standalone lead over the coming days.

Ronaldo will hope to have impressed new Portugal manager Roberto Martinez enough to earn himself a recall to the starting XI, having been left on the bench for the quarter-final defeat to Morocco back in December.

Gonçalo Ramos was preferred to Ronaldo on the day, and whilst the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was introduced into the action late in the second half, he couldn't inspire a comeback as Morocco became the first African nation in World Cup history to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.

Ronaldo has enjoyed a mini resurgence in-front of goal since switching the Premier League for the Saudi Pro League in January, scoring nine goals in his first eight appearances in the competition.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the history of International football, having netted 118 in his 196 appearances so far.

Ali Daei of Iran sits second in the all-time standings, with 109 in 148 games. World Cup winning Argentine Lionel Messi sits in third position, scoring 98 goals in his 142 international appearances.

Portugal will be hoping to get off to a fast start in their quest to secure qualification for the 2024 European Championships. They host Liechtenstein in Lisbon on Thursday night, before travelling to Luxembourg on Sunday.

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Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Saudi Arabia