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Real Madrid veteran being forced to reconsider international retirement ahead of World Cup
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos retired from international football in July 2021, citing that he wants to focus on his club career and spending time with his family.
And now the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is approaching, journalist Amalio Moratalla, via Radio MARCA, has said that efforts are being in Germany for the veteran midfielder to reconsider his retirement and return to the national team for the world event.
“There are efforts in Germany for Toni Kroos to reconsider his position and return to the national team to play in the World Cup,” says Moratalla.
Contrary to the media reports that suggested that he retired from international football due to the World Cup being held in Qatar, the midfielder has always voiced his opinion that the decision was made by keeping his family in mind.
In fact, back when he made the news official, just after EURO 2020, he clearly mentioned that it was something that was clear to him “for a long time”.
And recently he stood firm on his stance and cleared the air by saying that the idea to retire early was to give other players a chance.
“The reasons for my retirement were to spend more time with my family, secondly because now there are players who deserve to play more and I didn’t want to reach the time when they would come and tell me it was better for me to retire. I wanted to decide,” he said.
But regardless of the clear indication, Die Mannschaft are pondering whether or not they can convince the Real Madrid midfielder to come out of retirement mostly because he is still at the top of his game.
For now, nothing is concrete and everything that there is, is a mere rumour, meaning that it is only Kroos who will decide whether or not he will play in the world event.
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Brazilian national team ‘dreaming’ of working with Ancelotti – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian national team are ‘dreaming’ of appointing Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti as their next manager.
The Selecao decided to part ways with Tite after the team underdelivered in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Ramon Menezes has taken charge of the senior team for the time being until a permanent appointment is made.
And, the Brazil Football Confederation is clear about who their preferred target is. Ancelotti has been heavily linked with the South American nation in recent months and comments from players like Ederson, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr have only served to further fuel the rumours.
Now, Romano is claiming that Brazil dream of naming Ancelotti as their manager and are hoping that he will be parting ways with Real Madrid at the end of the season.
As far as the situation at the club is concerned, Romano states that Real Madrid are working hard to protect Ancelotti from external pressure as they want him to remain focused on winning the UEFA Champions League this season.
The Italian tactician remains in 100% control of the team at the moment and the club are trying to shield him from external factors.
However, at the same time, trophies are a must at a club of this stature and hence, Romano adds that Real Madrid have a potential list of candidates to take over.
Thomas Tuchel was among the names on the list, but has signed for Bayern Munich. Raul Gonzalez, currently in charge of the Castilla team, is also being looked at along with former Tottenham and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
As of now, Ancelotti remains in control of things at Real Madrid and any decision on his future will only be made at the end of the season. And, Brazil are lying in wait to pounce if an opportunity to sign the Italian manager presents itself.
November 3, 2022 at 1:35 pm
If he returns, they should handover the captain’s armband as a mark of respect
November 3, 2022 at 3:27 pm
no they should not, Germany doesn’t owe anything to him, if he comes back it would be for the welfare of the team and that should not be considered any kind of an obligation
November 4, 2022 at 2:27 am
Yes the captain armband should be handover for him if he is playing again as a mark of respect…
November 4, 2022 at 4:41 pm
You are right
November 3, 2022 at 11:04 pm
Because of nations league he retired early players are humans uefa should consider that
November 6, 2022 at 1:23 pm
His position is very demanding and Real Madrid has busy schedule.
I am afraid he will be burnt out if he is playing in this World Cup.