Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has announced his retirement from international football. The Real Madrid midfielder calls time on what’s been a terrific international career which brought one World Cup title.
Kroos played 106 times for his country but has decided at the age of 31, that this is the right time to end his international career
England Defeat Was Last Germany Game for Toni Kroos
Kroos Calls Time After 106 German Caps
The Real Madrid midfielder has been a consistent performer for Germany since making his debut in 2010. He took part in seven major tournaments for his country including their 2014 World Cup win in Brazil.
His announcement comes following Germany’s exit at the last 16 stage of Euro 2020. Germany were dumped out by England at Wembley and following that, Kroos has decided now is the right time.
Kroos will not be part of a new look Germany with Joachim Loew departing after 16 years in charge. Hansi Flick will lead the national side but will be without a loyal servant in Kroos. He managed 17 goals in his 106 caps including two in their infamous World Cup win over Brazil and a stunning stoppage time free-kick against Sweden at the 2018 World Cup.
The midfielder’s quality on the ball and leadership will be missed as Germany begin a new era. As for Kroos, the midfielder’s focus turns to Real Madrid. The 31 year-old will continue to be an instrumental figure for Los Blancos as they gear up for Carlo Ancelotti’s return. Ancelotti signed Kroos for Real Madrid in 2014 and it’s likely Kroos will be key going forward.
A Tremendous International Career Comes to an End
While the focus turns to the rest of club career, Kroos was certainly one of the best to grace the German midfield. 106 caps epitomised how key he became for his country.
He was a consistent performer for Germany and he can certainly look back fondly on a terrific international career.
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