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Romelu Lukaku Says He Plans To Retire From The Belgian National Team After 2020 And Won't Play In The Qatar World Cup

Aug 16, 2018


The 2018 World Cup may have been Romelu Lukaku's last. Catherine Ivill/Getty 

  • Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku told Business Insider he plans to retire from international play after Euros in 2020, meaning he won't play in the 2022 World Cup.

  • Lukaku said the Belgian team set a new standard for the nation in the 2018 World Cup by making the semifinals.

  • Though Lukaku said he still hasn't hit his prime, he said after Euros, the next generation of Belgian players can come for his spot on the team.