Amancio: Patience is needed with Lopetegui Bale won’t play against Republic of Ireland on Tuesday Currently with the French national team, Raphael Varane had to withdraw from the last training session as a precaution after feeling discomfort in the adductor. The Real Madrid centre-back had to be replaced at the break of the friendly match last Thursday between France and Iceland. In training this Saturday at Clairefontaine, the coaching staff decided that he should not touch the ball, so Varane completed the session in the gym where he did bicycle exercises. The rest of the group went running, did stretches and exercises with the ball on the grass. With the exception of a last-minute surprise, it is expected that Varane will be available to his coach for the game against Germany on Tuesday, a match that will decide the first place in Group 1 of the Nations League.