Manchester United defender Raphael Varane (30) of England’s professional soccer team will retire from the French national soccer team.
Baran said on social media on the 2nd (local time), “After thinking about it for several months, I decided that now is the right time to retire from the national team.”
Born in 1993, Baran made his A-match debut against Georgia in March 2013 in a European qualifier for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and played a total of 93 matches (5 goals) for his national team until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Having played three World Cups in total, he won the 2018 Russia Championship with France and the runner-up in Qatar.
“Representing my country for 10 years has been one of the greatest honors in my life. Every time I wear the blue uniform, I feel immense pride,” Baran wrote.
“I still feel all the emotions of July 15, 2018. It was the most amazing and memorable moment in my life,” he recalled when he won the World Cup in Russia.
After thanking national team coach Didier Deschamps, teammates and French fans, Varane explained that the next generation should lead the national team now. 안전놀이터
“I will definitely miss the moments with you guys, but it’s time to hand it over to a new generation,” he said. “We have talented young players who are ready to take over the team.”
After the World Cup in Qatar, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (Paris Saint-Germain) and veteran strikers Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Barane announced their retirements, accelerating the generational change.