Hugo Lloris announces his international retirement


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Definitely, the news of the France team is more than eventful. Since the final lost against Argentina on penalties, at the 2022 World Cup, Karim Benzema has announced the end of his international career. Some time later, the extension of Didier Deschamps’ contract was formalized until 2026. And at the same time as a controversy around Noël Le Graët, the captain of the Blues, Hugo Lloris, decided to put an end to his international career.

In an interview given to The Teamthe current Tottenham goalkeeper has formalized his decision to retire from international football, at the age of 36, after 145 caps, a record broken during the 2022 World Cup. “There comes a time when you have to know how to pass the hand. I don’t want to make it my own, I’ve always said and repeated that the France team doesn’t belong to anyone, and we all have to make sure that’s the case, me first. I think that behind, the team is ready to continue, there is also a goalkeeper who is ready (Mike Maignan)”he announced.

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“I prefer to go out being at the highest”

Aged 36, Hugo Lloris therefore ends his international career on a great adventure, which ended on December 18, at the end of a final lost on penalties against Argentina (3-3, 4-2 tab ). “I prefer to go out being at the top than to wait for a drop in speed, or too much competition, continues Lloris. There is also a family choice, I feel the need to spend more time with my wife and my children.added the former goalkeeper of Nice and OL.

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With the Blues, Hugo Lloris has a Euro final (2016), a World Cup final (2022), a World Cup victory (2018), a League of Nations title (2021), and he therefore holds the captaincy record (121). He will now be able to focus on his club career, he who is announced as leaving Spurs Tottenham by the English press. A decision that was anticipated, but not in this timing for Lloris, who had celebrated his first selection on November 19, 2008, during a friendly match against Uruguay (0-0).

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