Kroos announce retirement from international duty

Toni Kroos has retired from international football after Germany’s exit from Euro 2020.

The Real Madrid midfielder, 31, made the announcement having played in Tuesday’s 2-0 last-16 defeat to England at Wembley.

Kroos won the first of his 106 caps in 2010 and was part of the Germany side that lifted the 2014 World Cup.

“I have played 106 times for Germany. There will not be another time,” Kroos wrote on¬†Twitter.

“I had already made the decision to retire after this tournament for some time.”

“It had been clear to me for a while that I will not be available for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.”

Kroos leaves with pride

Kroos said he now wanted to focus fully on my goals with Real Madrid for the next few years.

He will also spend more time with his family.

In addition to the World Cup triumph, Kroos was part of the Germany teams that finished third at the 2010 World Cup.

They reached the semi-finals of Euro 2012.

He began his club career at Bayern Munich in 2007.

He made more than 200 appearances for the Bundesliga side before joining Real Madrid in 2014.

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