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Players who are likely to be playing their last world cup.

Players who will most likely retire after this World Cup.. 😔

The end of the golden era 💔


The biggest stars in the world of football will be locking horns come November with the ultimate aim of lifting the coveted trophy after the final in December.


For a lot of high-profile names it will likely be their final chance of adding the World Cup to their trophy cabinet, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric among the players likely to have retired from international football by the time their next chance arrives in 2026.


Both Messi and Ronaldo made their World Cup debuts in 2006 and they will appear in their fifth World Cup in Qatar.


Despite being among the greatest players of all time, neither Messi nor Ronaldo have been able to lay their hands on the coveted cup.


For others, it might not necessarily be about hoping to win it all, but by ending their international career on a high and show their fans what they can do one last time.

Let's take a look at the star players who are likely to play their last World Cup in Qatar.


Lionel Messi 🇦🇷

Country: Argentina

World Cup debut: 2006

Position: Forward


Angel Di Maria 🇦🇷

Country: Argentina

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Winger


Cristiano Ronaldo 🇵🇹

Country: Portugal

World Cup debut: 2006

Position: Forward


Pepe 🇵🇹

Country: Portugal

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Central defender


Neymar jr. 🇧🇷

Country: Brazil

World Cup debut: 2014

Position: Forward


Dani Alves 🇧🇷

Country: Brazil

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Right-back


Thiago Silva 🇧🇷

Country: Brazil

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Central defender

Luis Suarez 🇺🇾

Country: Uruguay

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Forward


Edison Cavani 🇺🇾

Country: Uruguay

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Forward


Gareth Bale 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Country: Wales

World Cup debut: 2006

Position: winger


Robert Lewandowski 🇵🇱

Country: Poland

World Cup debut: 2018

Position: Forward


Thomas Muller 🇩🇪

Country: Germany

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Forward


Manuel Neuer 🇩🇪

Country: Germany

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Goalkeeper


Mario Gotze 🇩🇪

Country: Germany

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: forward


Matt Hummels 🇩🇪

Country: Germany

World Cup debut: 2014

Position: Central defender


Sergio Busquets 🇪🇸

Country: Spain

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Defensive midfielder


Jordi Alba 🇪🇸

Country: Spain

World Cup debut: 2014

Position: Left-back


Cesar Azpilicueta 🇪🇸

Country: Spain

World Cup debut: 2014

Position: Right back


Kevin De Bruyne 🇧🇪

Country: Belgium

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Midfielder


Eden Hazard 🇧🇪

Country: Belgium

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Winger


Hugo Lloris 🇫🇷

Country: France

World Cup debut: 2010

Position: Goalkeeper


Luka Modrić 🇭🇷

Country: Croatia

World Cup debut: 2006

Position: Midfielder


Who else do you think won't be able to play another World Cup?

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