Robin van Persie wants to play international soccer until he is 40, offering him the chance to earn 100 caps.
The Manchester United striker has already made 83 appearances for the Netherlands, and will add to that tally at this summer’s World Cup.
Another finals showing in Brazil will be his third at soccer’s showpiece event, but it will not be his last if Van Persie has anything to do with it.
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At 30 years of age, he believes he has another decade of service ahead of him.
He must continue to produce the goods at club level if he is to remain in the fold, but the appointment of current national team coach Louis van Gaal as the new boss at Old Trafford should aid his cause in the short term.
Van Persie said of his ambitions to emulate United colleague Ryan Giggs, who has just hung up his boots after 24 years at the top: "I want to play as long as possible for the national team.