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Women's football: Carli Lloyd retires after the 316th international match


Two-time Olympic champion, two-time world champion, 134 international goals - Carli Lloyd is one of the greatest players in football history. In the US national jersey, after the 316th appearance, the 39-year-old is now over.

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Carli Lloyd in her 316th and final international match

Photo: Andy Clayton-King / AP

If anything was at stake for the US women's soccer team, Carli Lloyd met: in the 2015 World Cup final against Japan, she scored three goals in the first 16 minutes.

The USA won, and Llyod and colleagues repeated this triumph in 2019.

In 2008 and 2012 she became an Olympic champion.

In Beijing 2008, Lloyd scored the 1-0 winner against Brazil.

Four years later in London she scored both goals in the Olympic final against Japan, becoming the only player to score the winning goal in consecutive Olympic finals.

A total of 134 hits should be in the US jersey.

For once, Carli Lloyd was denied a goal in her 316th and final international match, but the US star of women's football did not care.

“It was very emotional.

But I just feel a feeling of peace and contentment - it's just joy and happiness, "said the 39-year-old after she was applauded by the 18,115 on Tuesday evening (local time) in the 65th minute of the US national team's friendly against South Korea Spectator was changed.

"It was an incredible journey, and I gave it my all, and now I can turn to the next chapter," said Lloyd, who will end her season in the domestic National Women's Soccer League with NJ / NY Gotham FC she stops completely.

With a score of 2: 0 (final score 6: 0), the selection career of one of the best female footballers in the world ended in the 65th minute.

Lloyd took off her football boots on the way off the lawn at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota, took a deep breath and then hugged her teammates.

The captain's armband, which she was allowed to wear for this game, was given to Megan Rapinoe before she took off her number ten jersey.

Including another selection jersey with the number ten, only with her married name Hollins.

Most recently, Lloyd won bronze with the US team at the Tokyo Olympics.

In the 4: 3 win in the small final, she scored twice against Australia.

mfu / dpa

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-10-27

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