There has been a long old debate about who is the best player in the world, with the debate always coming down to two players; Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The two players have been the best two players on the face of the Earth for many years now and it has been almost impossible to separate them.
At the age of 29 Cristiano Ronaldo is three years older than the 26-year-old Lionel Messi and Ronaldo clearly feels that Messi will be around for a few more years longer than he will. In a bid to keep himself playing the game for as many years as possible, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to make the decision that many players before him have made in the past.
Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to retire from International football, as he feels that it will hep to prolong his playing career and keep him at the top of his game for many more years to come. Over the course of his International career, Cristiano Ronaldo has made 110 appearances for Portugal, scoring 49 goals along the way.
While this will clearly devastate Portugal supporters, it will definitely make Real Madrid happy, as they will be able to have their best player at the top of his game for longer than they had hoped. Cristiano Ronaldo will make his last appearances for Portugal in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, before calling it quits and focussing all his attention on Real Madrid.
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