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Germany coach Low scoffs at retirement claims over Real Madrid midfielder Kroos

Germany coach Joachim Low has scoffed at claims of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos planning international retirement.

Reports have circulated recently that 31-year-old Kroos is ready to call time on his international career after the rearranged Euro 2020 finals, but Low is not ready to write off the midfielder just yet.

His last appearance was in November's humiliating 6-0 Nations League defeat to Spain, although he did emerge with some credit.

Kroos enjoyed a pass completion rate of 97.7 per cent - the highest of any starting player across both sides - while no German starter lost possession fewer times than him (four).

"It's a media issue," Low told a media conference.

"Toni is a world-class player with an enormous wealth of experience. We won't start to doubt his quality now."


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