Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists that the row over Franck Ribery's international retirement has been "all but settled".
Uefa president Michel Platini claimed on Sunday that the France winger would be hit with a three-game suspension for his club side if he refused a call-up from Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps.
However, Rummenigge insists that Ribery...
Franck Ribery could face a suspension if he refuses to represent his country again, according to UEFA president Michel Platini.
Ribery announced his retirement from international football in August after injury ruled him out of the World Cup finals.
But, according to Platini, a player cannot refuse a summons to national duty if there is no physical problem impeding them from doing...
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...
Winger Franck Ribery will look to punish the club where he was formed as a youth player when Bayern Munich travels to struggling Lille on Tuesday.
Ribery, who was on Lille's books from 1995-99 before being released, has been in fine form recently, creating three goals in Bayern's 5-0 win away to Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday, and setting up Olivier Giroud's equalizer...
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October 22, 2012
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...