Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Break Incredible Record Ahead of Portugal’s Clash vs Liechtenstein

Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Break Incredible Record Ahead of Portugal’s Clash vs Liechtenstein

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:28 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has broken and set new records throughout his illustrious football career
  • The experienced striker is now just one game away from setting a unique record in world football
  • The Al-Nassr star has a chance to make history on Thursday when Portugal faces Liechtenstein

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of making history ahead of Portugal's Euro 2024 qualifying opener against Liechtenstein.

The veteran striker is part of Portugal's squad for the clash, but it remains to be seen if he will feature.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and France at the Puskas Arena. Photo by Tibor Illyes.
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According to the BBC, Ronaldo's inclusion came at a time when there were doubts over his future with the Portuguese national team.

The former Manchester United forward sparked questions about his international future after he left the pitch in tears during the 2022 World Cup, following the Selecao's elimination from the tournament by Morocco in the quarter-finals.

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The records Ronaldo could break

Should Ronaldo feature in the Liechtenstein clash set for Thursday night, he will become the most-capped men's international footballer in history.

According to The Mirror, the 38-year-old came close to setting the record at the World Cup, only for Portugal's elimination in the last eight to dent those hopes.

However, Ronaldo is now in a pole position to ink his name in history books, provided he plays on Thursday night. He is currently tied with Kuwait striker, Bader Al-Mutawa on 196 international caps.

While Al-Mutawa is still an active player, he has not been called up ahead of Kuwait's upcoming round of fixtures in Asia, handing Ronaldo a golden chance to move ahead of him.

Ronaldo speaks about United exit

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo calling himself a better man after coming through a bad phase of his career during his second spell at Man United.

The arrival of Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the summer saw the Portuguese veteran's game time restricted and his unhappiness at Old Trafford grew.

Ronaldo admitted during a press conference that sometimes a person had to endure some difficulties in their life to truly learn who was on their side.

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