Football News: Toni Kroos to Retire After Euro 2024

Germany legend Toni Kroos has announced that he will retire from professional football after the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament, which will be held in his home country.

The 34-year-old midfielder, who has won four LaLiga titles and five UEFA Champions League trophies with Real Madrid since joining the club in 2014, originally retired from international football in 2021 following Germany’s exit from Euro 2020. However, he was convinced to reverse his decision in February 2023 and has since made his first appearance for Die Mannschaft in over 1,000 days.

Kroos’ Illustrious Career

Kroos, who was a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, now has the opportunity to cap off his illustrious career on the international stage with a potential triumph at Euro 2024. The 108-cap veteran shocked the football world with his announcement, as he had shown this season that he is still one of the best midfielders in the game.

“My last season at Real Madrid means that this summer will be the end,” Kroos said on his podcast, Einfach mal Luppen. “Even outside of sports, I think it was probably the most difficult decision of my life. But I’m glad, happy and a little proud that I was able to avoid all those things. It’s a nice feeling.”

Kroos’ decision to retire after Euro 2024 will allow him to depart the international stage with the same level of glory as his club career. The legendary midfielder was also instrumental in mentoring young talents like Jude Bellingham during the latter’s first year at Real Madrid.

Euro 2024: Kroos’ Farewell Tournament

As the football world prepares for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024, Toni Kroos’ retirement announcement has added an extra layer of significance to the tournament, as the German great aims to complete the ultimate farewell to the game on home soil.

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