Real Madrid midfielder and Belgium star Eden Hazard has announced retirement from international football at age 31.
The former Chelsea star Officially announced his retirement on his Instagram page.
The 31-year-old has decided against participating in yet another qualification cycle for the upcoming 2024 European Championships and the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Hazard has retired from international play after 14 years, just days after Belgium was eliminated in the group stage in Qatar.
Hazard’s decision to end his international career after Belgium’s dismal defeat from the group stage will be understood. After a rough few years, especially after leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid, he plans to put all of his energy into reviving his club career.
Eden Hazard’s Retirement Statement
Hazard announced ‘A page turns today… Thank you for your unparalleled support. Thank you for all the joyful moments we have shared since 2008.
‘Today I decided to put an end to my career as an international. The next generation is ready. I’m going to miss you so much.’
This current news of retirement from international football has really surprised many football fans as well as the fans who cherish Eden Hazard because they believe it is too sudden. In this case, his decision is respected because he knows what’s best for himself.
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