As we discuss the future of one legendary international footballer, another calls time on his national career. Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from international football.
He writes: "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." The 31-year-old Real Madrid forward has 126 international caps, scoring 31 goals.
Belgium star Eden Hazard has retired from international football aged 31 after his national team flopped in the 2022 World Cup by going out in the group stage.
Known for his creativity, dribbling, passing and vision, Hazard is considered one of the best players of his generation.
He is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and captains the Belgium national team.