Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the end of an era in football

This November 20 marks the start of the Fifa World Cup in Qatar. While many people celebrate the occasion, it also marks the end of a heyday in football and the beginning of a new era.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will retire from international competition after this world cup, moving out of the spotlight they have occupied for the past 15 years.

Luka Modric, Thiago Silva, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Sergio Busquets, Andres Guardado, Keylor Navas, Robet Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, 

Thomas Mueller, Jordi Alba, Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Eden Hazard, and many others will all be retiring from international football after the 2022 World Cup.

This world cup will see a big generational transition. The athletes we previously discussed have lived through a unique time in which technology helped football become a global phenomenon. 

Fans of football were able to watch practically the entire career of their favorite player.

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