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Toni Kroos retiring from football after Euro 2024

Toni Kroos retiring from football after Euro 2024

Toni Kroos will retire from football after Euro 2024.

The 34-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a glittering career at both club and international level but will hang up his boots after representing Germany on home soil at this summer's tournament.

Kroos has spent a decade at Real Madrid after signing from Bayern Munich and has won four La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns during that time.

He was also a member of the Germany squad that won the World Cup in 2014.

Kroos had initially quit international football in 2021 but opted to come out of retirement earlier this year after talks with coach Julian Nagelsmann.

In a post on Instagram, he wrote: "July 17th, 2014 – the day of my presentation at Real Madrid, the day that changed my life. My life as a footballer – but especially as a person. It was the start of a new chapter at the biggest club in the world. After 10 years, at the end of the season this chapter comes to an end.

"At the same time this decision means that my career as an active footballer will end this summer after the Euro championship. As I have always said: Real Madrid is and will be my last club. I am happy and proud, that in my mind I found the right timing for my decision and that I could choose it by my own. My ambition was always to finish my career at the peak of my performance level."

Kross added that his "only thought" is adding to his medal collection when Real take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final next month.

The Spanish club's president Florentino Perez said in a statement: "Toni Kroos is one of the great players in the history of Real Madrid and that this club is and will always be his home."

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