Hugo Lloris (37) retires from the French national soccer team.
The French Football Federation (FFF) said on the 10th (Korean time), “Lloris, the 36-year-old national team goalkeeper and captain, with the record for most appearances and winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia, is ending his national team career.”
Lloris holds the record for most appearances for the national team. He surpassed Lilian Thuram (142 matches) with 145 matches. He played 121 matches in over 10 years as captain. It is also the longest-serving captain in the history of the French national team.
He made his national team debut in November 2008. Lloris, who was called by the French coach at the time and made his debut in a friendly match against Uruguay, guarded the goal as a goalkeeper symbolizing France after Fabian Barthez. 토토
He made his World Cup debut in 2010 in South Africa. His World Cup appearances are also 20, leading France ahead of Antoine Griezmann (19).
career is brilliant He has contributed to the achievements of France’s major tournaments, such as the runner-up at the 2016 French European Football Championship, the 2018 World Cup victory in Russia, the 2021 UEFA Nations League championship, and the runner-up at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
French coach Didier Deschamps, who succeeded in renewing the contract until 2026, said, “It was a special journey. “He shared his thoughts with me a few days ago. He is the best player for us, as he showed at the World Cup, but we decided to respect his decision.”
He added, “I want to pay homage to Lloris’ outstanding career. It was a pleasure and an honor to guide him. He expresses all respect and gratitude to Lloris and wishes him happiness in the future.”