5 Players Who Could Retire After Euro 2024

5 Players Who Could Retire After Euro 2024

Euro 2024 might turn out to be the last major tournament for some of the renowned football players of this era. The tournament holds a prestigious place in terms of the top European international football teams. Here we take a look at the list of the 5 probable players retiring after Euro 2024.

Luka Modric

The Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has been a faithful and long-term servant for his country on the international stage. His presence in the middle of the park provides Croatia with a player capable of stitching together accurate passes to find his teammates in the attacking position. Luka Modric is currently 37 years old and the Euro 2024 might prove to be his last major cup competition even though he is still going strong for Real Madrid at the club level.

Robert Lewandowski

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Robert Lewandowski for Poland (Credit: Sky Sports)

The Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is regarded as one of the best finishers in the football world. Lewandowski currently plays for FC Barcelona at the club level and he is a crucial player for the La Liga club in terms of their attacking threat. The Barca striker is currently 34 years old and reaching towards the end of his career.

Lewandowski might turn out to be a crucial player for Poland in the upcoming Euro 2024 considering his decent form in front of the goal lately. However, it is somehow noticeable that the Barca forward hasn’t been that agile on the field when it comes to his ball anticipation and picking up positions. He could well be among the players retiring after Euro 2024.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal captain and legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been an inspiration for all those football fans and budding players around the world. CR7 has been a consistent player for both club and country at the highest level. In his 205 appearances for Portugal on the international stage so far, he has netted a magnificent tally of 128 goals. Ronaldo is currently 38 years old and the thought of hanging his boots might pop up in his head after the Euro 2024.

However, it is worth mentioning that even at this stage of his career, CR7 has fitness levels that can match any young player playing the sport. He is known for his dedicated training ethics and focused fitness regimes. The performance that the veteran player puts on the field has much to do with the work that he puts off the field to make his game better.

Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic for Croatia
Ivan Perisic for Croatia (Credit: Bloomberg)

The winger from Croatia Ivan Perisic has been a consistent player for his country in the last decade or so. He is one of the prominent starters for Croatia on the international stage. He was a major part of the country’s squad when they reached the final of the FIFA World Cup in 2018. His experience has been significant for the team when competing at the highest level. 34-year-old Ivan Perisic might be one of the players retiring after the Euro 2024 in the summer.

Pepe

Pepe has been one of the key figures in the Portugal national team. Even after reaching the age of 40, his emotion and passion for football can be felt through his performances. In addition to doing his defensive duties, the Portuguese veteran never compromises any opportunity to help his team in the attacking sense as well, especially during the set-piece opportunities. However, the Euro 2024 might turn out to be his last major tournament on the international stage.

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