Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. has indicated that the Qatar 2022 World Cup could be the last of his international career.
Despite competing in the last two World Cups, Neymar, who turned 30 earlier this year has yet to win any major honors with the Brazilian national team.
In an interview with Globo, Neymar vowed to "play like it's my last game. "I often speak to my father about playing every game as if it were the last, since you don't have the foggiest idea what will happen tomorrow.
"I can't promise I'll participate in another [World Cup]. Sincerely, I don't know. I'll perform as if it were my last. I might play one more, or I might not. It depends. There will be a coaching change, and I have no idea if the new coach will approve of me.
After the tournament in Qatar, Brazil's coach Tite will retire, and a replacement has not yet been selected.
Despite a run of five World Cup glory, the Canarinha haven't lifted the trophy since 2002.
Neymar vowed to treat the World Cup in Qatar as if it were his final match for Brazil. Neymar added, "I've already established a significant history with the national team, and I definitely want to finish it well.
The Brazilian forward made his first international appearance for the senior national team in August 2010 at just 18-years-old and is only two goals from equaling Brazil's all-time top scorer Pele.
"It's more than I envisioned, than I dreamt," he said. "I never pondered numbers, I never needed to overtake anybody, break a record. "I in every case, I simply wanted to play football.
"Pele is the allusion. Soccer is Pele. Practically everything in our nation is Pele. I have a great deal of respect and regard for him.
Since losing to fierce rivals Argentina at home in the Copa America final last year, Brazil has not lost a game.
With 15 goals and 12 assists in 19 appearances in all competition for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is also in excellent form heading into the World Cup, but has stated he is not looking for individual success in Qatar.
We have the chance to go extremely far, therefore I want to play and dedicate myself to this [World Cup], he added. "Even though many people don't think much of us, we'll show them that they're wrong." There are many positive aspects of this national team, in my opinion.
"I'm happy. I enjoy playing football, and I like to win. I like to constantly strive to improve. I enjoy supporting my teammates, and that's really what matters. I want to go down in football history with my name on it."