French national football team defender Rafael Varane (30, Manchester United) announced his retirement from the national team.
On the 3rd (Korean time) through social network service (SNS), Baran said, “Representing France for 10 years has been the greatest honor for me. Every time I wear a blue uniform, I feel tremendous pride. I decided it was the right time to retire.”
He served as a French national team defender for 10 years from 2013 to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last year. He appeared in 93 A matches and scored 5 goals. 안전놀이터
He participated in a total of three World Cups and contributed to winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia and runner-up in the World Cup in Qatar.
“I still feel the emotions I felt on July 15, 2018 (Russia World Cup Final). The most amazing and memorable moment of my life,” said Baran, recalling winning the World Cup in Russia.
Although he was born in 1993, he left citing the need for a generational change.
“I’ll miss the moments we had together, but now it’s time for a new generation to take over,” Baran said. “There are a lot of talented young players.”
In France, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), who announced his retirement after the World Cup in Qatar, Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), and Barane put an end to their A-match careers.