Portugal international and Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he is aiming to ‘checkmate’ rival Lionel Messi by winning the World Cup in Qatar.
Two of the game’s greatest ever players came together and faced off over a chessboard to help produce an advertising campaign for designer brand Louis Vuitton ahead of the World Cup.
Talking ahead of what is set to be both Ronaldo and Messi’s final World Cup, the 37-year-old said: “It will be my fifth World Cup, I’m focused and extremely confident that it will go well.
“We’re doing checkmate in life, not just in chess,” He added, referring to the photoshoot: “Let’s see. It would be nice. Since it happened in a chess game, in football it would be more.”
Despite dominating football in the last decade, Ronaldo and Messi are yet to win the World Cup.