France's forward Franck Ribery poses for the team picture at the French national football team's training base, in Clairefontaine, outside Paris, Friday, June 6, 2014 as part of France's national football team's preparation for the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
France winger Franck Ribery ruled out of World Cup
The Associated Press
First Published Jun 06 2014 08:29 am • Last Updated Jun 06 2014 11:46 pm
Clairefontaine, France • France winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the World Cup after failing to overcome a back injury.
Coach Didier Deschamps had hoped Ribery would play a part in the friendly match against Jamaica on Sunday, but the Bayern Munich winger was replaced on Friday by Montpellier winger Remy Cabella.
Cabella was on the reserve list and has made just one substitute appearance for France.
In another setback for Deschamps, attacking midfielder Clement Grenier has also been ruled out with a recurrence of a groin injury that has hampered him all season for Lyon.
The 23-year-old Grenier tore his right groin in training on Thursday and has been replaced by Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.
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