Sunday 22 July 2018

Laurent Koscielny set to call time on France career after World Cup

Laurent Koscielny has announced his intention to retire from France duty after the 2018 World Cup
Laurent Koscielny has announced his intention to retire from France duty after the 2018 World Cup

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny plans to retire from international duty with France after the 2018 World Cup.

The 32-year-old centre-back has featured in the last three major tournaments for Les Bleus.

He told a media conference, in comments reported by L'Equipe: "There is an end to everything.

"After the World Cup, I will be almost 33 years old, it will be time to leave the place.

"I have six months left in the French team to blossom and take as many memories, as my wife would say."

Koscielny has 49 caps, the first coming against the United States in November 2011.

Press Association

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport