[Breaking News] Real's Eden Hazard Takes International Retirement

The World Cup has hardly begun, but we know who will compete in the last eight. However, Belgium was one of the teams who did not even manage to get past the group stage of the competition. Real's Eden Hazard retires from international competition.
It came as a shock to many people, and it was a disappointing conclusion for their "Golden Generation," who had the potential to be the most talented team on the planet for the better part of a decade yet did not win a single trophy during their time together. Their elimination has also resulted in Eden Hazard, who plays for Real Madrid, hanging up his cleats for the international stage.

Decision Was Made After Belgium Could Not Make World Cup

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During the World Cup, Hazard led the Belgian national team as the captain of the squad. However, he did not make a good impression in either of their first two games and as a result, he was benched for their most vital game on the group stage, which was played against Croatia.
Even though Belgium was still trying to score, he did not enter the game until the last few minutes of play. Even then, Belgium was still trying to score. And it would also turn out that those were the last few minutes of his career on the international stage.

Real Madrid Star Officially Takes International Retirement

International Retirement
After his team was eliminated from the World Cup, the Real Madrid star announced his retirement from international competition. Hazard is considered the best player that Belgium has ever produced. As a member of their national squad, he racked up an impressive number of victories. According to statistics compiled by Transfermarkt, Eden Hazard had 126 appearances with the Belgium national team and contributed 33 goals and 36 assists.
However, the most recent few years of his work have not gone as planned for him at all. Since making a move to Real Madrid, Hazard has had to cope with one injury after another, and even when he has been able to go on the field, he has failed to create the magic that he used to be able to do so easily.
It was a very good international career that peaked with a third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup. It was a tournament in which Hazard was at his very best and demonstrated that he was one of the best players on the planet. Ultimately, it is a sad ending to what was ultimately a very good international career.
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