FIFA World Cup: France Rule Out Injured Franck Ribery

Updated: 06 June 2014 20:38 IST

Franck Ribery's failure to recover from a nagging back injury was confirmed by France coach Didier Deschamps at a press conference.

FIFA World Cup: France Rule Out Injured Franck Ribery

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Ribery's failure to recover from a nagging back injury was confirmed by coach Didier Deschamps at a press conference.

Star winger Franck Ribery was ruled out of the FIFA World Cup on Friday dealing a huge blow to France's hopes of lifting the trophy in Brazil.

The 31-year-old Bayern Munich forward's failure to recover from a nagging back injury was confirmed by coach Didier Deschamps at a press conference.

Deschamps announced that midfielder Clement Grenier would also miss the World Cup because of a thigh injury he suffered in the 1-1 draw with Paraguay last Sunday.

Deschamps called up Montpellier attacking midfielder Remy Cabella and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as replacements.

Topics : Football FIFA World Cup 2014
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