Alderweireld Retires From International Duty At 34

By Chimezie Nebolisa
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Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld has hang up his boots from international duty, becoming the latest member of their Golden Generation to do so.

The 34-year-old played 127 times for his country in a career spanning 13 years, and is the third most-capped player in Red Devils history.

The defender represented Belgium at five consecutive major tournaments, including three World Cups and two European Championships, and was a member of the squad that finished third at Russia 2018.

A statement from Alderweireld read: "As a little boy, I dreamed of playing for the national team. I am very grateful and proud that this dream has become a reality. I can look back, 14 years later, on 127 international matches, three World Cups, two European Championships and countless beautiful memories.”

"With pain in my heart, I announce that I will retire from the Red Devils with immediate effect I have given myself completely, physically and mentally. I want to thank all my team-mates and the staff for the unforgettable moments we shared together. Without them, none of this would have been possible."