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Raphael Varane announces his retirement from international football


February 3, 2023

France and Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane has announced his retirement from international football.

The 29-year-old, who won the World Cup in 2018, scored five goals in 93 appearances for his country after making his debut in 2013.

Varane, who signed for United from Real Madrid in August 2021, is the latest Les Bleus player to retire after the World Cup.

Varane had been expected to take over the French captaincy from Tottenham goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who in January, also stepped down three weeks after the final.