Cristiano Ronaldo will try to win the World Cup “Qatar 2022” with the Portuguese National Team, but after he has lost his place in the starting line-up and is not getting many minutes at Manchester United, he will not be one of the 32 stars who will be honored during the tournament.
World Cup organizers are in the process of outfitting several skyscrapers in downtown Doha with 75-metre images of some of the players expected to impress for their national teams in November and December.
But sources told ESPN that Ronaldo, the all-time international top scorer with 117 goals, is not part of plans to have his image adorning a Doha skyscraper, with Portugal expected to be represented by a another footballer – but it is not yet known who it will be.
Negotiations are still ongoing with representatives and federations over the image rights of some players, sources said, with Neymar expected to be the face of Brazil in central Doha. England will be represented by Harry Kane, Uruguay by Luis Suarez, Croatia by Luka Modric, Senegal by Sadio Mane, Canada by Alfonso Davies, and the face of the World Cup hosts, Qatar, will be captain Hassan Al-Haidos.
Ronaldo may not be the only superstar name to miss out on being chosen for a poster. Lionel Messi can also join him, since Argentina has not yet decided which player will be represented.