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Hugo Lloris retires from international football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has declared his retirement from global football matured 36.

The Tottenham commander's choice comes three weeks after France were beaten by Argentina on punishments in the 2022 World Cup last on 18 December.

Lloris had captained his country to World Cup triumph four years sooner when they won the 2018 competition.

"I've chosen to stop my worldwide vocation, with the inclination that I have given everything," said Lloris.


Addressing French distribution L'Equipe, he added: "I think it is essential to report this now, more than two months before the beginning of Euro qualifying."

France have been drawn with Gibraltar, Greece, Netherlands and Republic of Ireland in their Euro 2024 qualifying bunch.

Lloris made his worldwide presentation as a 21-year-old in a well disposed against Uruguay in November 2008.

He won his 145th cap On the planet Cup last loss by Argentina which made him France's record appearance creator.

Lloris captained France multiple times, which is likewise a record.

"I have truly been mulling over everything since the apocalypse Cup, yet there has been a profound thing within me for perhaps a half year now and which developed during the opposition, driving me to pursue this choice," he said.

Lloris' choice has come after France supervisor Didier Deschamps expanded his agreement until June 2026.

"There comes when you really want to move to one side. I have consistently said the French public group has a place with no one individual," added Lloris.

"There is a goalkeeper who is prepared [AC Milan's Mike Maignan], and I really want somewhat additional opportunity for me, for my family and for my kids.

"To have been the France goalkeeper for 14-and-a-half seasons is no joking matter, however it is likewise intellectually debilitating and I trust clearing some time for myself will permit me to continue to play at the most significant level for a couple of additional years."

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