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EURO 2024: Players set to play their last ever UEFA Euro Cup

EURO 2024: Players set to play their last ever UEFA Euro Cup

All good things must come to an end, and around this time of year, a lot of football veterans bid farewell to the beautiful game as they prepare to retire. Several superstars have already acknowledged that Euro 2024 will be their final act as a top-level performance,. Below, we’ve taken a deeper look at some […]

All good things must come to an end, and around this time of year, a lot of football veterans bid farewell to the beautiful game as they prepare to retire. Several superstars have already acknowledged that Euro 2024 will be their final act as a top-level performance,. Below, we’ve taken a deeper look at some of the players who will retire after Euro 2024.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

At 39, Cristiano Ronaldo stands as one of football’s greatest. With over 200 appearances and 128 international goals, Ronaldo holds numerous records in Euros. Although he hasn’t confirmed his retirement, it’s likely this tournament will mark his final appearance, as extending his international career to 43 seems improbable. Ronaldo hopes to end on a high note by adding another Euro title to his illustrious career.

Manuel Neuer (Germany)

Germany’s legendary goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, at 38, appears set to bow out of the Euros on home soil. Having been a mainstay in the German team for years, Neuer is expected to play a crucial role in their campaign. The host nation will be counting on his experience and skill to mount a strong challenge in this tournament.

Luka Modric (Croatia)

Croatian midfield maestro Luka Modric, also 38, has enjoyed a stellar career both at club and international levels. With 174 appearances for his country, Modric has been instrumental in Croatia’s notable performances, including their 2018 World Cup run. As he nears retirement, Euro 2024 is likely to be his last chance to shine on the continental stage.

Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

At 35, Robert Lewandowski remains Poland’s most prolific player, with 82 international goals to his name. The captain has hinted at retiring from international football soon, making this Euro potentially his swansong. Poland will rely heavily on Lewandowski’s striking prowess as they aim for success in the tournament.

Olivier Giroud (France)

French striker Olivier Giroud, 37, has achieved numerous accolades, including a World Cup and Champions League title. As France’s all-time highest scorer with 57 goals, Giroud has announced his international retirement post-Euro 2024. He aims to end his illustrious career by finally winning the continental championship, a trophy that has eluded Les Bleus.

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Pepe (Portugal)

Veteran defender Pepe, at 41, is set to be the oldest player in Euro 2024. Despite his age, Pepe continues to be a formidable force for both Porto and Portugal. As he prepares to anchor the Portuguese defense one last time, Portugal hopes to replicate their Euro 2016 success and give Pepe a fitting send-off.

Toni Kroos (Germany)

Germany’s midfield general Toni Kroos, 34, has announced his retirement from all forms of football after the Euros. With a decorated career capped by a Champions League win with Real Madrid, Kroos aims to lead Germany to victory on home soil. Winning the Euro championship would be a dream farewell for this legendary midfielder..

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