Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer, has failed to win the one major title that has eluded him in his fifth World Cup.
Brazil's forward Neymar also failed to win the World Cup in his third appearance.
Following their elimination from the World Cup, Ronaldo and Neymar were reported to have retired from international football by social media users.
Has Portugal Been Eliminated From the 2022 World Cup?
Morocco made history on December 10 when they eliminated Portugal from the Qatar 2022 World Cup, becoming the first African country to reach the World Cup semifinals.
Portugal was eliminated from the tournament after a 1-0 loss to Morocco in the quarterfinals.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not start the game, but he came on in the 51st minute as a substitute.
Ronaldo was seen in tears as he walked through the tunnel into the dressing room following his team's defeat.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo Retiring After the World Cup’s Elimination?
Ronaldo began the tournament by becoming the first player to score in five different World Cups.
He became the first player to score in five World Cups when Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2.
Following his team's elimination from the World Cup, social media users claimed Cristiano Ronaldo retired from football.
Misbar looked into the circulating claim and discovered it to be false.
Before leaving for Qatar, Ronaldo spoke with Piers Morgan in an exclusive interview.
The Portugal star made it absolutely clear that he has no plans to retire.
"I want to play two years more, three years more. So, two or three years maximum," Ronaldo said.
"I want to finish at 40. I think 40 will be a good age... but I don't know, I don't know the future."
Following Portugal's elimination, Ronaldo broke his silence and posted a message to his fans on Instagram, assuring them that he would never abandon his teammates or country.
Brazil Has Been Eliminated From the 2022 World Cup
Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup after losing 4-2 on penalties to Croatia in their quarterfinal match.
The Brazilian star burst into tears after Croatia won on penalties to advance to the competition's semi-finals.
Is Neymar Retiring After the World Cup’s Knockout?
In a match against Croatia in the 2022 World Cup, Neymar equaled Pele's all-time scoring record for his country.
Following his team's elimination from the World Cup, social media users claimed that Neymar had retired from international football.
Misbar’s investigation revealed that the claim is fake.
No reliable sports media outlets reported the claim.
Neymar broke the silence with an emotional message to his fans after Brazil’s World Cup elimination.
Contrary to claims, Neymar did not mention his retirement from international football.
Neymar wrote: "I am psychologically destroyed, this was certainly the defeat that hurt me the most, which left me paralyzed for 10 minutes, and right after I burst into non-stop tears.It's going to hurt for soooo long, unfortunately. We fought until the end. I am proud of my teammates because there was no lack of commitment and dedication."
Footballers and Coaches Retired After World Cup’s Elimination
Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international competition less than a week after Belgium was eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar.
The Real Madrid player announced his decision on social media.
Furthermore, following Spain's World Cup quarterfinal loss to Morocco, Luis Enrique stepped down as manager, with Luis de la Fuente taking his place.
Tite, Brazil's head coach, also announced his resignation following the team's humiliating loss to Croatia.
In addition, following a penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the quarterfinals on Friday night, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal announced his retirement from coaching.