Reporter Park Moon-soo = Is an era passing? Manchester United’s French defender Rafael Varane has announced his retirement from the national team.
On the 2nd (local time), Varane said goodbye to the Les Bleu Corps through his official statement. In a lengthy post, Baran said, “I’ve represented our great country for 10 years, and it has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I’ve been thinking about it for months, so I’ve decided that now is the right time to announce my retirement from the national team.” “He announced his retirement.
He added, “I will miss these moments. But now the time has come for a new generation to fill the gap. Thank you for the time.”
Baran’s A-match record after joining the Lebleu Corps in 2013 is 93 matches. He was named to the national team roster for the first time in August 2012. Afterwards, he played for the under-21 national team, and in March 2013, he made his national team debut against Georgia in the European qualifier for the World Cup in Brazil.
Starting with the World Cup in Brazil, he established himself as the main defender of the Les Bleu Legion. Barane is known as the best defender in France in the 2010s thanks to his steady performance despite a brief absence due to injury. 안전놀이터
That’s not all. Baran is called the king of the end of his career. He is also talented, but he played an active role as a leading player in winning the team in major competitions.
With Real Madrid, Varane won four UEFA Champions League trophies and three La Liga titles. He also won the Copa del Rey and won the UEFA Super Cup three times. He also won four FIFA Club World Cups.
It wasn’t that the national team’s career was sluggish. During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Baran became the main center back for the French national team and helped the national team become world champions. In the last 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he was responsible for France’s rear. In the 2020/21 season, they also tasted the UEFA Nations League title.
One unfortunate thing is the Euro tournament. He missed Euro 2016 due to an injury right before the tournament. He also played full-time at Euro 2020, but was caught in the round of 16 against Switzerland. As a 29-year-old, he can participate in the next tournament, but Baran said goodbye to the national team, saying he wants to focus on his team.