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Thomas Muller retires from international football after Germany’s Euro 2024 exit

Thomas Muller has decided to retire from international football following Germany’s elimination by Spain at Euro 2024. The 34-year-old forward leaves the German national team after making 131 appearances and scoring 45 goals for Die Mannschaft. Muller’s international career began as a half-time substitute in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina before the 2010 World Cup, a game in which Germany triumphed 3-1.

Muller’s most significant achievement with the national team came in 2014 when he played a crucial role in Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign in Brazil. Over the years, he has been known for his versatility, tactical intelligence, and knack for scoring vital goals, earning him a reputation as one of Germany’s most reliable and effective players.

Muller’s decision follows closely on the heels of Toni Kroos, who has also retired from international football after Euro 2024. Kroos has decided to step away from football entirely, marking the end of an era for German football with the departure of two of its most experienced and successful players.

At the club level, Muller has spent his entire professional career with Bayern Munich, becoming a club legend. His loyalty and contributions have been integral to Bayern’s domestic and international successes over the years. Muller’s retirement from international duty allows him to focus entirely on his club commitments, where he continues to be an important player.