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Blues: Why Raphaël Varane says stop at only 29 years old


DECRYPTION – The vice-captain of the France team had his reasons for announcing his international retirement.

More than 10 years at the top level, it wears out


These words, pronounced by a member of the France team with regard to Raphaël Varane, say everything about the choice of the international retirement of the 2018 world champion. Next March, the future thirty-year-old (he will blow out his candles on April 25 ) to the 93 selections would have celebrated its tenth anniversary with the selection.

His first cap dates back to March 22, 2013 against Georgia (3-1) in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

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At that time, his partners in Blue were named Mamadou Sakho, Franck Ribéry or Blaise Matuidi, without forgetting Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba or Olivier Giroud.

Today, many are retired from the Blues, or simply retired.

This is to say the time spent by Varane with the French jersey on his back.

This Thursday, the native of Lens announced his end of international career, which surprised many.

Even within the French locker room.


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Source: lefigaro

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