Belgium captain Eden Hazard has announced he is retiring from international football after the country’s dismal showing at the 2022 World Cup.
Hazard featured in all three matches as Belgium finished third in Group F behind Morocco and Croatia.
“Today I turn a page. Thanks for your love,” Hazard wrote on Instagram.
“Thank you for your unparalleled support. Thank you for all the joyful moments we have shared since 2008.
“Today I decided to put an end to my career as an international. The next generation is ready. I’m going to miss you so much.”
Hazard was forced to rubbish claims of infighting in the squad during the tournament after reports of a bust-up involving him and team-mates Kevin De Bruyne and Jan Vertonghen.
- Ronaldo needs to accept his new reality – The Warm-Up
- Man Utd won’t sign Bellingham as Liverpool, Real and Man City battle for £129m star – Paper Round
Hazard’s form has fallen off a cliff since his move from Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2019 after battling a succession of injuries.
He scored 33 goals in 126 appearances for his country.
Read the full article here