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French defender Raphael Varane ‘will announce his retirement from international duty’

BREAKING NEWS: Raphael Varane STUNS France by ‘RETIRING from international duty’, when they were ready to make him captain, with Man United star, 29, suffering ‘physical and psychological wear and tear’

  • Raphael Varane made his French senior debut in 2013 and has 93 caps 
  • The defender was part of the squad that won the 2018 World Cup in Russia
  • Retiring from international duty will allow him to focus on Manchester United 

French defender Raphael Varane is reportedly going to announce his retirement from international football.

The Manchester United star, was a key figure in helping Les Bleus lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and has also made 93 caps over a decade for his country. 

Le Parisien though have reported that Varane will retire so that he can solely focus on club football, after suffering a number of injuries in recent seasons. 

His retirement would continue to mark the end of an era for Les Bleus, after Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris also announced his retirement from international duty last month.  

Both Varane and Lloris made the starting line-up in the World Cup final in Qatar, where France just fell short of retaining the trophy after a penalty shootout defeat to Argentina. 

More to follow… 

Raphael Varane is expected to announce his retirement from international football aged 29


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