TOTTENHAM goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has reportedly retired from international football.

The 36-year-old suffered World Cup heartbreak in Qatar last month after France lost on penalties to Argentina.

Lloris dejectedly walks past the World Cup trophy after France's final loss

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Lloris dejectedly walks past the World Cup trophy after France’s final lossCredit: Getty
Hugo Lloris has the most international caps for France

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Hugo Lloris has the most international caps for FranceCredit: PA

And he will now be calling it a day on his international career after 14 years of service, according to French publication L’Equipe.

Lloris made his first appearance in goal for France in 2008.

He gained 145 caps in total for his national side, which is the most in the country’s history.

Lloris has made three more appearances than Lilian Thuram and 22 more than Thierry Henry, who is 3rd in the all-time list.

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He has also captained the side since 2010.

The stopper played in two World Cup Finals and featured in four World Cups overall.

Lloris helped his country lift the famous Jules Rimet Trophy in Russia in 2018 as they beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.

But France could not repeat the trick in Qatar and lost in the shootout to Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

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Penalty misses from Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni saw France defeated despite Lloris’ best efforts in the French goal.

He will now continue in his club career with Tottenham where he has been since 2012.

The Frenchman has received some criticism this season at Spurs for high-profile mistakes against Newcastle in October and more recently against Aston Villa, with Tottenham losing both of those home games.

Spurs have been linked with Brentford’s David Raya and Jordan Pickford of Everton as they consider future replacements for the long-serving keeper.



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