Belgium football superstar, Eden Hazard has confirmed he will be stepping down from international football at the age of 31.
This is coming after Belgium was eliminated in the group stages of the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar where Eden Hazard served as the captain of the national team.
In a statement published on his Instagram platform on Wednesday, December 7, the Real Madrid superstar appreciated his teammates and fans for their support.
He had this to say on Instagram;
“A page turns today…
Thank you for your love.
Thank you for your unparalleled support.”
He went further to write, “thank you for all this happiness shared since 2008. I have decided to put an end to my international career. The succession is ready. I will miss you….#onestensemble”
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Hazard’s announcement puts an end to an international career that totalled 126 games between 2008 and 2022 – a period in which he registered 33 goals.
The 31-year-old’s retirement marks the beginning of the end for Belgium’s so-called ‘Golden Generation’, as manager Roberto Martinez announced he would be leaving his post immediately after their group stage exit.