Koscielny to retire from French national team after 2018 World Cup

Laurent Koscielny has decided 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his last for country, announcing his retirement from international play following the tournament.

The Arsenal and France defender said in a press conference he believes it is the right time and plans to enjoy his final half-year with Les Blues.

“Yes I think (it is the right time),” Koscielny said. “There is just six months to take pleasure with French national team. After that, it will be time to give my place to young players behind me. I think I had done what I have to do on this team. I will take the maximum of memories, until June.”

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