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Cristiano Ronaldo WILL be at Euro 2024, aged 39, and backtracks on previous decision

Daniel Marland

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Cristiano Ronaldo WILL be at Euro 2024, aged 39, and backtracks on previous decision

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Cristiano Ronaldo intends to play for Portugal at Euro 2024, after previously claiming this year's World Cup would be his final international tournament.

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The 37-year-old is in the twilight of his career and has spent most of this season on Manchester United's bench after attempting to leave in the summer.

Ronaldo was desperate for a move as he wanted to play in the Champions League, but no concrete offers arrived from Europe.

He's currently on international duty with Portugal and accepted an award at the Quinas de Ouro ceremony on Tuesday evening.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

During his speech, Ronaldo claimed he wants to lead the national team to glory in 2024.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner declared: "I hope to be a part of the Federation for a few more years. I still feel motivated, my ambition is high.

"My path in the national team is not over. We have many quality youngsters.

"I will be at the World Cup and I want to be at the European Championship."

Ronaldo won Euro 2016 with Portugal, his first major international honour. Prior to that, he'd said this winter's showcase event in Qatar would likely be his last.

He told beIN SPORTS: "Very good, for me. I expect Qatar could be my final World Cup. I often go on holidays there, to Qatar as well as Dubai. I am happy because for sure it will be last international tournament."

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Image Credit: Alamy

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions for United last season, but they finished sixth in the Premier League with their lowest-ever points tally.

Erik ten Hag was appointed in the summer and has only started Ronaldo once in the league so far, instead preferring Marcus Rashford up front.

Ronaldo did start and score his first goal of the season against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

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Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

Daniel Marland
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