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German veteran Cross returns to national team for Euro 2024

The German national soccer team has called back "Veteran midfielder" Tony Cross 34, Real Madrid, who announced his retirement from the national team in 2021 in preparation for the 2024 European Football Championship Euro 2024 in his country in June.

"I decided to play for the German national team again from March. Why? I was asked by the national team coach," Kroos wrote on his Instagram account. "I am confident that with the national team, we will be able to achieve more than most people believe."

Cross, who first joined the German national team in 2010, is a veteran midfielder who played 106 A matches 17 goals.

With a wide field of view and outstanding pass skills, as well as creative play and outstanding set-piece ability, he played an active role as the "Central Commander" of the German national team, and helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Kroos, nicknamed "the football professor," announced his retirement from the national team in June 2021 after Germany were eliminated in the Euro 2020 round of 16 after losing 0-2 to England.

Since then, Cross has shown the dignity of a veteran by continuing his rusty skills at his team, Real Madrid.

In the meantime, Julian Nagelsmann, who leads the German national team, asked Cross to return ahead of the warm-up matches against France and the Netherlands scheduled for March, and Cross accepted this and chose to return to the national team for the first time in three years.

German soccer, which once showed off the world's top performance, has been mocked as a "Rusty Tank Corps" after a series of humiliations, including the elimination of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the elimination of the Euro 2020 round of 16, and the elimination of the 2023 World Cup in Qatar.

In the meantime, Germany, which has fallen to 16th place in the FIFA rankings, is the host country of Euro 2024, which will open in June, and has pushed for Cross to return to the national team, aiming to recover his pride. 토토사이트

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