Belgian winger steps down from international football
(MENAFN) Belgian winger Eden Hazard on Wednesday announced he stepped down from global football after 14 years.
"A page turns today… Thank you for your love. Thank you for your unparalleled support. 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…," Hazard shared on Instagram.
His statement came days following Belgium’s group-stage elimination at the World Cup in Qatar.
The 31-year-old winger, who now plays for Real Madrid, amassed 126 international caps to record 33 goals for Belgium.
Hazard took a bronze medal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Belgium finished the tournament in the third spot.
He got local titles with France's Lille, England's Chelsea and Spain's Real Madrid, in addition to the top-tier UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid last season.
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