PARIS (AP) French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet hopes Franck Ribery will reconsider his decision to retire from internationals.
The 31-year-old Ribery has said he wants to spend more time with his family and make room for younger players.
In a statement on the French federation website on Thursday, Le Graet says ''this type of reflection, for such a talented...
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18 days ago
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery says he is retiring from the France national team.
Ribery tells Germany's Kicker magazine that ''the moment has come'' to quit, adding that the move comes ''purely'' for personal reasons because he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Kicker released the interview during Bayern'...
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19 days ago
France winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the FIFA World Cup with a back injury.
The 31-year-old susttained the injury in late April in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League with his club, Bayern Munich.
Ribery had a superb season for Bundesliga champions, scoring 16 goals, but his injury means France head coach Didier Deschamps will have to call upon another player...
Franck Ribery will face personal and professional challenges in the coming weeks, but he plays soccer like a man who doesn’t have a care in the world.
The French winger scored one of the best goals of the 2012-13 season on Saturday, displaying perfect technique as he volleyed home a shot with power and precision. It was the second of two goals he scored on a day when he was...
Franck Ribery ranks Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea alongside the 2006 World Cup showpiece as one of the biggest games of his life.
The France international was on the losing side in Berlin's Olympic Stadium six years ago when Italy were crowned world champions and he is desperate to be on the winning team this time.
"I would say it is the same as...
The contrast between Franck Ribery in the red of Bayern Munich and the blue of France is a puzzle national team coach Laurent Blanc admits he can't figure out.
Ribery's best ever club season saw him star in Bayern Munich's run to the Champions League final and break his personal scoring record.
For France, he cuts a frustrating figure, somewhere between trying too hard...
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May 13, 2012
Franck Ribery scored a last-minute winner at Werder Bremen to keep Bayern Munich's slim Bundesliga title hopes alive.
Naldo's 51st-minute strike had put the hosts ahead but the same player put through his own net 15 minutes from time to level things up, before Ribery had the final word.
The victory moved Bayern to within five points of Borussia Dortmund, although the leaders...
GAMING THE SYSTEM
Bayern Munich demolished Hertha Berlin 6-0 on Saturday, and clearly the Munich players needed more ways to amuse themselves in such a lopsided affair. So, here’s Franck Ribery and Toni Kroos playing rock-paper-scissors to determine who would take a free kick. Ribery came out as the victor, with his paper covering Kroos’ rock.
Ribery didn’t score on the subsequent kick, but...
France winger Franck Ribery would be happy to end his career at Bayern Munich.
Ribery has helped Bayern remain a Bundesliga title contender, scoring 10 goals in 22 games to leave him only one short of his best total in the league.
Ribery, who is likely to play against Germany in Wednesday's friendly in Bremen, said in Tuesday's edition of France Football magazine that he...