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France captain Hugo Lloris has retired from international football

At the 2018 World Cup, France were led by goalkeeper Lloris to victory in Russia. He has played for Lyon and Nice in the past. They participated in seven major competitions together, including Euro 2016, which Portugal won by defeating France.

Hugo Lloris, captain of France, has decided to step down from playing international football at the age of 36. This announcement was made three weeks after Argentina’s penalty-shooting victory over France in the World Cup final in Doha.

In an interview that was published on Monday by the sports newspaper L’Equipe in France, Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Lloris stated, “I have decided to stop my international career, with the feeling that I have given everything.” “I think it is important to announce this now, two and a half months before the beginning of Euro qualifying,” the head coach stated. As the player with the most World Cup appearances, Lloris departs. When he was 21 years old, he made his debut for France in a friendly match against Uruguay.

He got his 145th cap in the final, surpassing Lilian Thuram’s record of 142. France lost 4-2 on penalties after an epic 3-3 draw in extra time.

Lloris asserts, “I have been really thinking about it since the end of the World Cup, but there has been something deep within me for maybe six months now, which grew during the competition, leading me to make this decision.” “I have been really thinking about it since the end of the World Cup.” Since the World Cup ended, I’ve been thinking a lot about it.”

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At the 2018 World Cup, France were led by goalkeeper Lloris to victory in Russia. He has played for Lyon and Nice in the past.

They participated in seven major competitions together, including Euro 2016, which Portugal won by defeating France. Alphonse Areola, a 37-year-old goalkeeper for West Ham United, and Rennes veteran Steve Mandanda served as backups for France during the World Cup.

However, in lieu of Lloris for France, AC Milan’s Mike Maignan, a 27-year-old injury absentee from the World Cup, will start. “At some point, you will have to step aside.” Lloris offered advice. “I have always maintained that there is no place for anyone in the French public group.” Exit at the top.

“Maignan is prepared to maintain the objective; However, I need more time for myself, my children, and my family.

I hope that taking time for myself will let me play at the highest level for a few more years. “It’s not a joke to be France’s goalkeeper for 14 and a half seasons, but it’s also intellectually taxing,” the goalkeeper stated.

He added: Because I helped France reach the World Cup final, I’d rather see my career come to an end with victory.” After the coach in charge since 2012 signed a new contract, Lloris decided to remain in charge until the 2026 North American World Cup. Deschamps stated in a statement, “I must, we must, respect his decision even if he still had his place in our team, as he demonstrated during the previous World Cup.”

“For his remarkable career as a vocal supporter of the France team’s departure, he deserves recognition. “Hugo is a remarkable person on a human level” is the sentence. Beyond the important roles he played in our biggest victories and the records he set with his talent and professionalism.

Deschamps and France will begin their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign at the end of March in Germany with a doubleheader against the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. In Group B, they will also play Gibraltar and Greece. On June 14 and July 14, the top two teams will decide who wins the championship the following year.

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