Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Manchester United Defender Raphael Varane Retires From International Football

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Manchester United Defender, Raphael Varane announced his retirement from international football.

Taking to his Instagram page, Raphael Varane explained that representing his country for a decade has been his greatest honor and pride. He also mentioned that the retirement was something he had been considering for month and later came to a conclusion that now is the right time.

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“Representing our great country for a decade has been one of the greatest honors of my life. Each time I wore the special blue jersey, I felt immense pride. The duty to give everything to play with my heart and to win every time we entered the field. I have been considering this for several months and have decided it is the right time for the right time to retire from international football.”

Raphael Varane was a key member of Les Bleus in the last decade – winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

“We brought the World Cup home!! I will never forget. I still feel every single emotion I felt that day, July 15 2018. It was one of the greatest and most memorable moment of my life. The victory that we won together would never have been possible without Didier Deschamps, of each of the members of the management and our staff during these years, of my teammates who defended our shirt at each of our matches.”

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Raphael Varane also explained that he decided to retire so as to give other younger talented footballer a chance to shine.

“I will miss those my moments with you for sure, but the time has come for the new generation to take over. We have a group of talented young players, who deserve a chance, and who need you.”

Raphael Varane

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