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Tottenham And France Captain Hugo Lloris Retires From International Football

France goalkeeper and 2018 World Cup winner Hugo Lloris has retired from international football at the age of 36.


The captain of Tottenham has a record 145 caps for the French men’s team, 121 of them as captain.

On Monday night, the French Football Federation announced the news on Twitter, highlighting some of his accomplishments and added, “A Legend. I applaud you and appreciate everything, Hugo.
Hugo Lloris has decided to stop his international career after more than 14 years of wearing the French team’s shirt, it said in a statement on its website.


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On Monday, January 9, “the goalie and captain of Les Bleus formalised his decision.”

Lloris made his debut for his country at the age of 21 in a friendly match against Uruguay in 2008, and he was a member of France’s World Cup-winning team in 2018.

He participated in four World Cups, which is a joint record for France. He did so in 2010, 2014, the memorable 2018 campaign, and most recently in 2022, when his team lost the 2022 World Cup final to Argentina 4-2 on penalties.
In Qatar, he overtook Lilian Thuram to become France’s all-time leader in caps. With 20 appearances for his country, he now owns the record for most World Cup games participated.


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Didier Deschamps, the manager of France, stated: “Hugo has chosen to retire while he is still at the top of his career. He recently talked to me about his ideas and choice.

“I must respect that, and we must do the same, even if he still had a role in our team, as he showed during the most recent World Cup in Doha.

“A very distinguished member of the French squad retires, and I want to honour his extraordinary career.

Beyond all the records he has broken thanks to his talent and professionalism, he has also played a crucial part in some of our greatest victories, like the 2018 World Cup, the 2021 Nations League, the Euro 2016 final, and the 2022 World Cup.


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On a human level, Hugo is a fascinating individual. When I took over as coach in 2012, he was the captain. I decided to keep the armband for him, and I never looked back; in fact, just the opposite.

“Hugo has a very high opinion of the French squad; he has always been focused on the group as a whole and has consistently promoted it, sometimes even at the expense of his own interests.

“Being his trainer was a pleasure and an honour for me. I wish every coach could manage guys like him.


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“Hugo has my utmost regard and appreciation. I want him to be content. Hugo, we sincerely appreciate you for the outstanding way you represented your nation.

Lloris started his career at Nice, making his first-team debut in 2005, before transferring to Lyon in 2008. This season, Lloris has made 17 Premier League appearances for Tottenham and has preserved five clean sheets.

He signed a two-and-a-half-year extension to his original deal with Spurs in January 2022, keeping him with the north London side through the summer of 2024. He first joined Spurs in 2012.

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