Because of his wife and Real Madrid… an “early” international retirement for Toni Kroos

Real Madrid’s German midfielder, Toni Kroos, announced his retirement from international football, three days after his country were eliminated from the round of 16 of the European Cup 2020 against England, with two clean goals. The 31-year-old world champion wrote in a tweet on his Twitter account: “I played 106 times for Germany. Never again.” He added, “I have already made the decision to retire after this tournament,” referring to the “Euro 2020” that is currently underway. “It was clear to me for a while that I would not be available for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” Kroos added. Kroos indicated that in the coming years, he plans to pour his “full focus” on Real Madrid, and added: “I would also like to be more present as a husband and father for the sake of my wife and children.” Kroos thanked his supporters and critics alike, and also addressed special words to Joachim Loew, who left his position as coach of the national team, Tuesday, after 15 years. The Real Madrid player said: “He (Louv) made me a national team player and a world champion. He trusted me. We wrote a success story together.”

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