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France and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris has retired from international football.

Lloris, who led France to a second consecutive World Cup final in Qatar made the announcement on Monday in an interview with L’Equipe.

Among many other reasons, the goalkeeper said his decision to quit has bearing on his family.

He said, “There comes a time when you have to know how to hand over,” he said, before referencing deputy Mike Maignan.

“I don’t want to own [the position]. I’ve always said and repeated that the France team doesn’t belong to anyone, and we all have to make sure that this is the case, me first.

“I think that there remains a team ready to continue, and there is also a goalkeeper who is ready.”

“I’d rather go out at the top than wait for a decline or [face] too much competition,” Lloris added. “There is also a family choice;I feel the need to spend more time with my wife and children” he said.

Lloris still continues his journey with Tottenham Hotspur as a goalkeeper.

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