French ‘captain’ Lloris retires from national team… Recorded the most appearances and the longest captain in France

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (37, Tottenham), captain of the French national soccer team, will retire from the national team.

The French Football Association announced on its website on the 10th (Korean time) that Lloris has decided to retire from the national team.

Lloris, who made his A-match debut in a friendly match against Uruguay in November 2008, had the most appearances for the French national team and the record for longest serving as captain, and withdrew from the ‘Loublé Legion’. 토토

Lloris played in 6 matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup (Qatar World Cup), which ended last month, and set a record for the most appearances (145 matches) in France A matches, surpassing the previous record of Lilian Thuram (142 matches).

Furthermore, since November 2010, he wore the captain’s armband in a total of 121 games and walked the ground, writing a milestone as the longest-serving captain ever.

From the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to the 2014 Brazil, 2018 Russia, and 2022 Qatar, Lloris has been on the World Cup stage four times, and led France to win the World Cup in Russia.

At the World Cup in Qatar, they reached the final of two consecutive tournaments, but lost to Argentina after a penalty shootout and finished runner-up.

As the captain of France, he has also experienced the 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016) runner-up and the 2021 European Football Federation (UEFA) Nations League championship.

In an interview with the French media ‘L’Equipe’, Lloris said, “I poured everything for the national team.”

Didier Deschamps, coach of the French national football team, said, “I respect his decision. It was a pleasure and an honor to be able to coach Lloris.”

Meanwhile, Lloris, who is currently playing for Tottenham with Son Heung-min, seems to focus only on his team from now on.

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