Retired legend Carli Lloyd tries next Olympic sport inspired by David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

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Carli Lloyd is a big name in the world of American football. Although she no longer competes professionally, she hasn’t completely said goodbye to football. That certainly doesn’t mean you’ll see her at the next FIFA World Cup or the Olympics for the United States Women’s National Team. This means that the champion is now hooked on a similar or perhaps completely different game, such as football.

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October 26, 2021; St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; USA striker Carli Lloyd (10) waves to the crowd after playing his last game for the team in an international friendly soccer match with South Korea at Allianz Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn – USA TODAY Sports

In August 2021, 39-year-old American soccer player Carli Lloyd said goodbye to football. She devoted 12 years of her life to the game and during her career she scored 134 goals for the USA soccer team.

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How did Carli Lloyd end up playing Teqball after retiring?

After saying goodbye to football, Carli has now indulged in Teqball. It is a very new game, which is a combination of football and table tennis. When asked how she got into Teqball, Carli replied: “I actually saw it on social media. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, David Beckham, Neymar were playing during the pandemic.

The Olympic champion further added, “It’s actually very difficult, but it’s really beneficial because I grew up playing football and tennis. So here we are, grateful and honored to be the first female ambassador for Teqball USA. It’s really cool.”

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It’s actually fun for Carli to be able to play something close to football even if it’s on a table tennis table.

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life after retirement

Carli Lloyd has had an incredible career. She represented the United States at four Olympic Games and in two of them the team won gold medals. The Olympic champion was also part of the FIFA World Cup winning squad.

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Carli has also been named FIFA Player of the Year twice. As for life after retirement, Carli said, “I really feel at peace and content.”

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