Ronaldo says he’s enjoying his ‘final European Championship’


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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is seen after the win in opposition to Slovenia throughout a spherical of sixteen match between Portugal and Slovenia on the Euro 2024 soccer match in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 1, 2024. (AP Photograph/Michael Probst)

HAMBURG, Germany — Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed this 12 months’s European Championship would be the final of his profession.

The Portugal celebrity, who’s 39, is enjoying on the Euros for a report sixth time and has helped his nation attain the quarterfinals — the place Kylian Mbappé and France await in Hamburg on Friday.

Chatting with Portuguese public broadcaster RTP after the penalty-shootout victory over Slovenia on Monday, Ronaldo mentioned: “It’s, doubtless, my final European Championship.

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“However I’m not emotional about that. I’m moved by all that soccer means — by the keenness I’ve for the sport, the keenness for seeing my supporters, my household, the love folks have for me.”

Ronaldo, who is among the most prolific scorers in soccer historical past and has a report 14 targets at European Championships, mentioned his most important motivation now was “making folks glad.” He was lowered to tears throughout the Slovenia sport after having a penalty saved in further time.

“It’s not about leaving the world of soccer,” he mentioned. “What else is there for me to do or win? It’s not going to come back down to 1 level extra or one level much less.”

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