Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed his desire to continue playing international football and hopes to compete at Euro 2024.
The 37-year-old will captain Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be his 10th major international tournament. He has won 189 senior caps and scored 117 goals, making him the top scorer in the history of men’s international football.
The Portuguese Football Federation held their annual Quinas de Ouro awards ceremony on Tuesday evening (September 20), and Ronaldo received an honorary accolade for being his country’s top scorer.
In his acceptance speech, the Manchester United striker insisted his time with the national team was not over yet.
“I hope to be part of the Federation for a few more years,” said Ronaldo. ‘I always feel motivated, my ambition is high. My career in the national team is not over. We have a lot of quality young people. I will be at the World Cup and I want to be at Europe.
“I am proud to receive an award of this magnitude. I never thought that one day I could achieve this. I thank all those who have been important in my career. It’s been a long road, but I would like to say that my road isn’t over yet.
Ronaldo will be 39 by the time Euro 2024 takes place in Germany. Qualifications will begin in March 2023.