France team captain Hugo Lloris
France team captain Hugo Lloris has announced his decision to retire from international football at the age of 36. Lloris represented France in four World Cups and three Euros and captained Les Blues to the World Cup trophy in 2018. The Tottenham Hotspur shotstopper led his team to the World Cup final in Qatar, where they were beaten by Argentina on penalties.
Career of Hugo Lloris
- The 36-year-old holds many records and is France’s most capped player with 145 appearances to his name. Lloris made his debut for Les Blues back in November 2008. He was handed the armband two years after his international debut and would go on to captain France in 121 matches.
- Deschamps paid tribute to the 36-year-old and called him a great servant of the France national team. The France coach went on to say that it was a honour and pleasure to be Lloris’ trainer and thanked him for his contributions to the team.
- Beyond all the records that his talent and professionalism have allowed him to break, beyond the essential role he played in our greatest conquests, the 2018 World Cup, the 2021 Nations League, in our most beautiful journeys, the final of Euro 2016 and that of the 2022 World Cup.”
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