Franck Ribery Makes 23-Man French World Cup Squad Despite Dodgy Back

Alan Duffy

2nd, June 2014


By Alan Duffy


Despite seeing his preparations for Brazil 2014 hampered by a recurring back injury, French heart-throb Fronck Ribery has still made Didier Deschamps’ final 23-man squad for the tournament this month.

The Bayern Munich winger is still fighting to be fit for Les Bleus’ first game of the tournament. However, Deschamps still sees the attacker as a vital member of the squad and one who can be utilised later on in the competition, if not from the start.

Overall, there are few surprises in the French squad, with the Premier League represented by nine players. Although expect Juventus powerhosue Paul Pogba to shine in Brazil.

Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau, Hugo Lloris, Stephane Ruffier.

Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Digne, Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Eliaquim Mangala, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho, Raphael Varane.

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye, Clement Grenier, Blaise Matuidi, Rio Antonio Mavuba, Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Valbuena.

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Loic Remy, Franck Ribery.

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  1. HarveyFL says:

    Risky move for France…

    Although, no matter who they field, at least we still get to see some of the hottest fans in the world!

  2. Joe says:

    Phew, Loic Remy made the squad. Thank goodness he skipped the last few games for his employers..
    I make that the third World Cup in a row Newcastle United have acted as a pre-tournament safehouse for fragile strikers.

  3. Terry Shedingham says:

    Managers who take injured players to major tournaments can fully expect such decisions to come back and bite them on the arse.

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