Raphael Varane in floods of tears over injury weeks before World Cup
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Raphael Varane was left in floods of tears after suffering an injury for Manchester United with the World Cup just weeks away.
The central defender appeared in serious pain after awkwardly planting his leg early on in the second half against Chelsea. He received treatment from the United physios for several minutes but to no avail.
The Frenchman had to be consoled by his Red Devils teammates as he eventually got up to walk off the pitch, before bending over in tears. Varane's reaction appeared to suggest the damage was serious with less than a month left until he was supposed to play at the World Cup with France.
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The 29-year-old is a former World Cup winner under Didier Deschamps and was expected to resume his role as vice-captain in Qatar next month. But Les Bleus may now have to make do without their veteran defender, with fans fearing the worst.
One United fan supporter on Twitter pointed out: "Damn Varane definitely missing the world cup the way he's crying."
Another wrote: "Seeing Raphael Varane crying like this means that injury is serious, I hope he does not miss the world cup," while a third added: "Nah man take the camera off Varane, I'm nearly in tears here as well."
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Varane's career both at United and Real Madrid before has been blighted by injuries. He featured just 29 times in his first season across all competitions for the Red Devils due to consistent niggles.
His injury comes as another major blow to Deschamps and the French national team after they recently lost defenders Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe to injury. That leaves the reigning champions with Lucas Hernandez and youngsters Ibrahima Konate, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano and Benoit Badiashile to make up the back-three in Qatar.
France heroes from 2018 N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba will also miss the World Cup due to injury.
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