Germany midfielder Toni Kroos

Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos announced his retirement from international football and said that he will not feature in the 2022 World Cup.

Iran PressEurope: Kroos took to his official Twitter account to announce his retirement from Germany. In his statement, Kroos wrote that he had wished to end his international career with the Euro title while adding that he had already made up his mind to call time on his career after the continental tournament.

"I've played for Germany 106 times. There won't be another time. I would have dearly wished, and I gave everything again, that there would have been 109 internationals in the end and that this one big title, the European Championship, would have been added at the end," wrote Kroos.

"I had made the decision to quit after this tournament for a long time. It had been clear to me for a long time that I would not be available for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar."

The midfielder represented Germany in 106 matches, scoring 17 goals. He was a key member of the German squad which won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

Kroos, 31, will continue to play in club football, where he represents Spanish giants Real Madrid.


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