Alderweireld Retires From International Duty At 34
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."