Belgian Captain, Eden Hazard has retired from International football at age 31 after his side go crashed out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Red Devils failed to progress to the knockout rounds of the competition after finishing behind both Morocco and Croatia in Group F and Hazard’s contribution to their campaign was minimal.

On 7 June 2015, due to the suspension of the Red Devils Captain Vincent Kompany, Hazard captained Belgium for the first time in a friendly against France at the Stade de France, scoring a penalty for Belgium’s final goal in a 4–3 victory.

Hazard was appointed captain of the Belgian National team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia & led Belgium’s Golden Generation to their best ever World Cup record in the country’s history (Winning bronze). In the first game against Panama, he assisted the third goal of the match scored by Lukaku as Belgium won 3–0.

At the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) selected Hazard as the second best player of the tournament, awarding him the Silver Ball. In addition to his dribbling he netted three goals and provided two assists in total, as well as being selected the Man of the match on three different occasions (more than any other player)

DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 01: Roberto Martinez, head coach of Belgium, speaks to Eden Hazard #10 during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Belgium at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on December 1, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Liu Lu/VCG via Getty Images)

Hazard contributed to 69 goals & assists combined in 126 games played who is mostly tagged as the greatest Belgian player of all time.

He won the Belgian player of the year on three occasions, 2017, 2018 & 2019 respectively. In those same years, he won the Best Belgian footballer abroad.

In 2018 he was named as Belgian Sportsman of the year.

Eden Hazard was named in International Federation of Football History & Statistics in 2018 & also All Time Belgium XI