Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie (R) vies with Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (L) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester United FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE
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Neymar of FC Barcelona is brought down in a tackle by Raphael Varane of Real Madrid CF during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on October 26, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Raphael Varane of France controls the ball against Granit Xhaka of Switzerland during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
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Goalkeeper Keylor Navas of Levante makes a save against Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Levante UD at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
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Moussa Sissoko, Mamadou Sakho and Raphael Varane of France celebrate their team's second goal by Blaise Matuidi (not pictured) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
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Karim Benzema (2nd L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team-mates Raphael Varane (L) and Marcelo (R) during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 31, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal against Raphael Varane of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.