France captain Hugo Lloris retires from international football
France captain Hugo Lloris retires from international football: France was defeated by Argentina in the final of the Qatar World Cup
France football team captain Hugo Lloris announced his retirement on Monday. Lloris, 36, was associated with the French team for 16 years. They won the World Cup in 2018 and Nations League in 2020-21. Lloris made his international debut in November 2008 at the age of 21 in a friendly against Uruguay. He is also the most capped player for France in the World Cup. She surpassed Lillian Thuram's record of 142 matches. Lloris was part of the France team in 145 matches including landing in the final.
Under the captaincy of Lloris, the France team reached the final in the FIFA World Cup held in Qatar last year. However, in the final, he had to face defeat by Argentina in the penalty shootout. In this match, till the extra time, both the teams were equal by scoring 3-3 goals. In the penalty shoot-out, Argentina managed to score 4 goals, while the French team was able to score only 2 goals. In this way, France had to face defeat 2-4.
Lloris led France to two consecutive finals under his captaincy. He was the fourth captain of the world. France won the 2018 World Cup under the captaincy of Lloris. While the runner-up in the 2022 World Cup. First of all, Germany captain Karl Heinz Rummenigge took his team to the finals of the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. Although his team had to face defeat. At the same time, Diego Maradona also led Argentina to the finals in 1986 and 1990 under his captaincy. In 1986, Argentina won the title. Whereas in 1990 he had to face defeat.
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