Hugo Lloris retires from international football
Hugo Lloris, the captain of France, has made his international retirement official. Although Lloris, 36, guided France to a second straight World Cup final in December, he was unable to save his nation from losing an agonizing penalty shootout to Argentina. In 2010, the France captaincy of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper was temporary; two years later, it became a permanent position.
The international football career of Hugo Lloris ends
Lloris made his France debut in 2008 and now has 145 caps, which is a record for his nation. A record-breaking 122 of those, also for the France national team, have been as captain. He has participated in four World Cup finals, accumulating a total of 20 tournament appearances, and two more French records. He is most known for leading the team to victory in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lloris made his France debut in 2008 and now has 145 caps
“Hugo has decided to retire while he is still at the top of his game,” France head coach Didier Deschamps said. “He shared his thoughts and decision with me a few days ago. I must, we must respect it even if he still had his place in our team, as he demonstrated during the last World Cup, in Doha.
“A very great servant of the French team bows out and I want to salute his exceptional career.
“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.
“I wish all coaches to have players like him to manage. Hugo has all my respect and gratitude. I wish him to be happy. A big thank you Hugo for having represented your country so well.”
Raphael Varane should be named captain of France rather than Kylian Mbappe
Following the international retirement of Tottenham Hotspur goalie Hugo Lloris, Manchester United supporters have addressed Didier Deschamps and the France FA. The French FA and Didier Deschamps have been urged by Manchester United supporters to name Raphael Varane as the nation's new captain rather than PSG star Kylian Mbappe.
Hugo Lloris, a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, has captained France recently. The 36-year-old, though, has just declared his retirement from international football. There comes a point when you have to know how to pass up the reigns, Lloris stated when he announced his retirement. The French team doesn't belong to anybody, as I have repeatedly stated, and we all need to make sure that is the case, starting with myself.
The French FA and Didier Deschamps have been urged by Manchester United supporters to name Raphael Varane as the nation's new captain rather than PSG star Kylian Mbappe. Hugo Lloris, a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, has captained France recently. The 36-year-old, though, has just declared his retirement from international football.
Raphael Varane should be named captain of France
There comes a point when you have to know how to pass up the reigns, Lloris stated when he announced his retirement. The French team doesn't belong to anybody, as I have repeatedly stated, and we all need to make sure that is the case, starting with myself.
"I think that the team is ready to go on. There is also a goalkeeper who is ready.
"I prefer to go out at my peak than wait for a downturn. There is also a family choice, I feel the need to spend more time with my wife and children."
Some have suggested that Mbappe should assume the leadership now that Lloris' choice has been made final. As Argentina overcame France in the World Cup final in Qatar, the 24-year-old became the first person to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final since Sir Geoff Hurst.
Some supporters believe that as he has been an important member of the French national team since his introduction, taking on the armband is the next logical step. United supporters disagree, though. On Twitter, they have argued that their center-back ought to start for Les Bleus, and some have even offered supporting data. Here are some comments made by Reds supporters on social media.
Varane was injured before the World Cup, but Deschamps decided to keep him on the team because of his talent and belief in his abilities. The 29-year-old proved his coach correct in the month that followed, playing wonderfully as the French came within a whisker of winning the illustrious cup