Ricardinho will leave Portugal national futsal team in 2020

Ricardinho, the futsal’s biggest superstar and the captain of the Portugal national futsal team, revealed in an interview with Fox Sports Italy that he will leave the national team after the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup, just when his contract with Movistar Inter ends.

“Playing in the national team takes a lot of pressure and responsibility”, Ricardinho said, – “The matches take a lot of time, which I could give to my family and children. I plan to play for Portugal in the World Cup 2020, after which, I think, my time will come to finish the career in it. I want to give other Ricardinhos the opportunity to wear the T-shirt of the Portugal national futsal team, and made it clear that Portugal is not mine, and I am from Portugal.”

In 2020 Ricardinho will turn 35 years. The closest world championship will be held in September 2020, but its venue is not yet known, and FIFA will call it tentatively in October 2018. The next UEFA Euro will be played in 2022, after the change of regulations the championship now will be awarded every four years and will not coincide with the World Cup.

In addition, Ricardinho answered the question when he is ready to retire his career in general. “I would like it to happen on some day when a son would ask his father somewhere: “Daddy, do you know what is futsal?”, – and he will reply: “Yes, it’s Ricardinho.”

Nicknamed O Mágico (The Magician), he won the world’s best award in 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and this year Porutugal national team led by Ricardinho won the UEFA Futsal Euro trophy for the very first time.

Additionally, we offer you a video of another very nice goal, which Ricardinho scored in the recent final match of the Spanish Cup. Despite the fact that this goal did not help Ricardinho and his “Movistar Inter” to win a trophy, which took “Jaen” winning in overtime 4: 3, it’s still stunning!

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