Actual, expert footballer quits football to play FIFA competitively
A professional footballer has announced he's quitting the sport to focus on becoming a high-level FIFA player.
Wendell Lira, a 27-year old Brazilian qualified footballer, has announced that he's quitting the sport to concentrate on a gaming profession.
Lira, who won the FIFA Puskas Award (objective with the year) in 2015, told Globo Esporte [Portuguese] - as reported by the BBC - that his dream should be to turn out to be a "FIFA planet champion."
The footballer plans to launch his own YouTube channel and join the eSports FIFA scene. He attributed aspect with the reason for his decision to having gone by way of repeated injuries.