Gerard Piqué has once again opened the door for a return to selection – giving fans hope to see him play in Qatar one last time.
Good news for all Spanish fans – football legend GErard Piqué could make a comeback in the Spanish national team to play in the long-awaited side Qatar 2022 World Cup at the end of the year.
The centre-back said in a last job interview with Ibai Llanos that although he has left the national team, he does not want to close the door on the possibility of a return to the World Cup.
The La Liga star shocked his fans in 2016 when he announced his decision to retire from international football after the 2019 World Cup in Russia. The news caught the attention of sports enthusiasts around the world as they watched the star play his last major tournament.
Now maybe they could see him back on the pitch in Doha.
“Of course I left the national team, but I’m the kind of person who might say ‘oh’ one day and I don’t want to close the door completely,” said Pique.
“I would say 99% I won’t go back, but I don’t want to say 100% I won’t go back.”
While a solid return to the national team seems far from possible, a game in Qatar could be the only chance to see the player with his national team again.
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Giving the news a little more hope, Spain team manager Luis Enrique said that every player is eligible and that the option of Pique’s return will be explored when he is ready. The one-time World Club winner could be just what Spain need in defense if they are in for another title shot.
The Catalans have six games before the World Cup – giving the manager enough time to test several players ahead of the final list for the tournament.
Qatar’s anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off on November 21, 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium. So far, 15 out of 32 teams have secured their place in the major tournament, including Spain, Iraq, Korea and Germany.