Rennes goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has announced his retirement from international football with France.

The goalkeeper made his debut in France in 2008 and won 35 caps. He has been to three World Cups and was part of the national team in Qatar, where France finished second behind Argentina.

“I experienced some great moments with France, it’s been a privilege and joy for me to go through all these moments. But at 37 years old I think it’s the right time” to walk away.

said Mandanda

As you know, Mandanda retires the same week as Hugo Lloris, who announced his retirement from the national team a week earlier.

It allows us to come full circle with Hugo. We started together and we finish together. I didn’t have the same number of appearances as him but I’ve experienced a lot of things with him,”

said Mandanda

Mandanda spent 35 fights for the team. In its composition, he became the champion in 2018 and vice-champion (2022) of the world, as well as vice-champion of Europe (2016).

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