French captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris played record-equalling 142nd international match when defending champion beat Poland 3-1 in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Sunday.
The 35-year-old equalled Lilian Thuram’s record of being the most-capped male player for France. He also matched Thierry Henry and Fabien Barthez for the most World Cup appearances (17) for Les Blues.
Lloris made a crucial save after a shot on target from Poland’s Piotr Zielinski in the 38th minute to keep the score 0-0. However, he could not maintain a clean sheet as Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty in the final minute of added time after a handball offense from Dayot Upamecano. Lloris picked the right side and dived in time to stop Lewandowski’s first effort from the spot kick. But the referee asked the penalty to be retaken after he spotted Lloris to have come off the goal-line before the Barcelona striker launched the penalty.
Lewandowski got a second chance and he converted in the second opportunity to give his side a consolation goal
Lloris made his debut for the national side in a goalless draw against Uruguay in 2008. His first World Cup match was also against the same South American team in the group stage of the 2010 edition in South Africa.
He captained the French team which reached the 2014 World Cup quarterfinal and the 2016 European Championship final before leading the side to its second World Cup title in 2018 in Russia.
Lloris played club football for Nice, Lyon before joining Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.
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