France captain Hugo Lloris announces retirement from international football
France team captain Hugo Lloris announced on 9 January his decision to retire from international football at the age of 36.
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He took this decision three weeks after losing the final against Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Lloris made his international debut in November 2008 at the age of 21 in a friendly match against Uruguay. He is also the most capped player forFrance in the World Cup.
He surpassed Lillian Thuram's record of 142 matches. Lloris represented the France team in 145 matches.
In the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, France lost the match toArgentina in a penalty shootout after a 3–3 draw through full time and then extra time.
Argentina won the shootout over France 4–2.
Hugo Lloris is the fourth captain to lead his team to two consecutive World Cup finals. This feat was first achieved by Karl Heinz Rumeneige of Germany.
Legendary footballer Diego Maradona also led Argentina to two consecutive World Cup finals under his captaincy.
Lloris has represented France in four World Cups and three Euro Cups and captained Les Blues to the World Cup trophy in 2018.
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