FIFA World Cup: Injured Franck Ribery Included in France's 23-man Squad

Franck Ribery, who is recovering from a troublesome back injury, found a place in Didier Descahmps' final 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup.

updated: June 04, 2014 15:18 IST
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France coach Didier Deschamps has included Franck Ribery in his final 23-man squad for the World Cup, even though the Bayern Munich winger is still recovering from a troublesome back injury.

Deschamps named his squad last month, but officially submitted the list to FIFA late Monday, the French Football Federation said on its website.

There were reports prior to the friendly against Paraguay on Sunday that Ribery could be doubtful for the tournament in Brazil. But Deschamps has already played down those fears, saying after the Paraguay game that he hopes the Bayern Munich winger will play some part in Sunday's final warm-up match against Jamaica in Lille.

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