Belgium showed plenty of attacking flair in their 2-1 win over Brazil in the other quarter-final and Varane singled out forward Romelu Lukaku and playmaker Eden Hazard as two of the players the French would have to be wary off.
The five-time world champions left the World Cup empty-handed after losing to Belgium in the quarterfinals, leaving only European teams contending for the title in Russian Federation.
The opportunity created by Argentina and Portugal's last-16 exits was not grasped by Neymar as he turned in a frustrating display in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium.
As disheartening as the loss is for Brazil, Neymar and Co. are in good company, in a manner of speaking.
Cape Town - For only the fifth time in 21 Soccer World Cup editions - and the first time since 2006 - all four semi-finalists at Russian Federation 2018 hail from Europe.
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But then came Europe's football revolution, with the 1992 formation of the Premier League, the European Cup's rebranding as the lucrative Champions League, the start of the influx of new mega-money from television, sponsors and investors, and the 1995 Bosman ruling that empowered players and freed them to play where they wanted. Germany meanwhile, has handed a 2-0 defeat at the stadium on the final matchday of group play, which ended its title defense in the first round.
Fred did not make an appearance during Brazil's World Cup campaign as he failed to fully recover from an ankle injury.
This will be the first World Cup in 12 years, and just the fifth overall, with all four semi-finalists from one confederation.
This World Cup also spelled the beginning of the end of the Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo era.
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"I know the fans here are enjoying it", Kane said. I think the Belgian footballer is quite unique - technically-gifted player with an incredible footballing brain.
The Belgians produced another classic in the quarterfinals against Brazil, scoring twice in the first 32 minutes against their famous opponents and clinging on to knock the Selecao out.
'We knew that we had what it takes to go further, to make history. but it wasn't to be this time, ' the 26-year-old added, via a post on his Instagram account.
"In general terms and physical, the team flew in".
"Maybe he's going to sing La Marseillaise, but he's with us now and doing a great job".
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Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Benjamin Mendy will all keep the sly blue flag flying in the World Cup semi-finals.