Toni Kroos, the German midfielder and Real Madrid star, announces his retirement from professional football following Euro 2024. With a decade at Real Madrid, he leaves a legacy of 22 titles, including four Champions League victories. His last match will be the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. Kroos expresses deep gratitude for his years at Real Madrid and confirms no plans to change clubs post-retirement.

As Real Madrid gears up for a La Liga clash with Alaves at the Bernabeu, coach Carlo Ancelotti plans to return key players to the field. The match serves as crucial prep for the Champions League final against Dortmund, with Ancelotti focusing on optimal squad performance. Key considerations include starting Courtois as goalkeeper and strong midfield formations to ensure tactical superiority.