World Cup 2022: Watch Varane, Lisandro Martinez Hug After Final

World Cup 2022: Watch Varane, Lisandro Martinez Hug After Final

Fred Kennedy
December 19, 2022 at 2:46 PM
  • Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez both featured during the 2022 World Cup final
  • The two were on opposing sides of the international divide during the Sunday cracker
  • They still managed to put their rivalry aside in dramatic scenes after the final whistle

Man United duo Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez were spotted sharing a heartwarming moment, after the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar on Sunday, December 18.

Varane and Martinez have struck a formidable partnership at Old Trafford, after the latter linked up with the former at the Theatre of Dreams in the summer.

However, the two were on opposing sides during the global football showpiece, with Martinez sporting the light blue and white kit.

Raphael Varane, Man United, France, Lisandro Martinez, Argentina, World Cup, Qatar 2022, Old Trafford.
Raphael Varane applauds after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi-final match between France and Morocco at the Al Bayt Stadium. Photo by Mohammad Karamali.
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Varane meanwhile, was Didier Deschamps's go-to man at the heart of France's defence, as Les Bleus embarked on their World Cup title defence.

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Varane, Martinez put rivalry aside

Unfortunately for Varane, it was Martinez who won the crown ahead of him, after the South Americans sunk the Europeans by post-match penalties.

The tie had to be decided via a shootout after the tie ended in a 3-3 draw at the end of extra time, with Kylian Mbappe scoring a hat-trick.

La Albiceleste scored all four of their spot kicks, with Les Bleus missing two.

Despite their rivalry, Varane and Martinez shared a heartwarming moment as they were filmed embracing each other.

Meanwhile, Mirror UK reports the Man United duo is not expected to be available for their clash against Nottingham Forest due to their run at the World Cup.

France camp struck by illness

Sports Brief earlier reported that French defenders Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konate were among the players who fell ill ahead of Sunday's World Cup final against Argentina.

The pair played as Les Bleus booked their spot in football's biggest tournament finale, by beating Morocco 2-0 in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening.

However, reports emanating from the France squad suggested both Varane and Konate had fallen ill just two days before the final showpiece, reportedly contracting the so-called 'camel virus'.

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