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International Break Update: Holland 2-3 France

Varane played the whole game.

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Solid away win for France yesterday on their visit to the Netherlands. Varane - Deschamps' defensive leader - played the whole game as he usually does for Les Bleus. France built a 0-2 lead through two quick goals by Griezmann and Giroud, but Varane and the rest of the defensive line struggled against Memphis Depay, who assisted for the two goals that leveled things up during the second half.

Barely a minute after the Netherlands' equalizer Matuidi scored the game-winning goal with just three minutes left. France will need to improve a lot if they want to win the 2016 Euro Cup at home. It seems that Benzema will finally be allowed to play for his national team after the blackmail scandal that could've ruined France's chances of winning the title. He is arguably one of France's most important players and his presence would be crucial for Didier Deschamps' team.

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