Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, is set to become the new captain of the France national team after news that Raphael Varane has retired from international duty.
Recall that Varane had earlier on Thursday announced his retirement in a post via his Instagram account.
France have been in the process of appointing a new captain since the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup after Tottenham goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international duty.
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Varane was to be the next captain after Karim Benzema decided to retire as well, but on Thursday, the Manchester United defender revealed he too will be walking away from the national team.
This all marks a huge change for Les Blues following the bitter disappointment of losing the Qatar 2022 final to Argentina via penalties.
However, French Football News is now reporting that the next big player Mbappe will step in to take this huge opportunity to wear the captain armband at just 24 years of age.
The former Monaco star has been heralded as a leader for France in recent times, especially after he almost single-handedly saved his country in December’s World Cup final by scoring a hat-trick against Argentina.
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