Belgium ace Eden Hazard announces Retirement, following FIFA World Cup disqualification


Just In: Belgium’s spearhead midfielder Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from the International Team. The playmaker made his debut on the National side in 2008 at the age of 17 and appeared in 126 matches, scoring 33 goals and 36 assists.

Notably, his retirement decision comes after Belgium was knockout from the 2022 FIFA World Cup group rounds. The 31-year-old also played for English Club Chelsea in June 2012 and then moved to Real Madrid in 2019-20.

Eden Hazard shared an emotional goodbye post on Social Media, saying, “A page turns down. I would like to thank everyone for their love and unparalleled support. Thank you for all this happiness since 2008. I have decided to take retirement from my international career. The succession is ready. I will miss you.”

It is pertinent to mention that Hazard was part of Belgium’s squad during the 2018 World Cup, in which his side reached the semi-finals but was defeated 1-0 by France and then lost to England for third spot clash. Roberto Martinez, the manager of Belgium, also resigned on Thursday following Belgium’s World Cup exit.