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Ribery out of the World Cup with back injury

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Didier Deschamps will miss the services of star winger, Frack Ribery at the World Cup after he aggravated a back injury he has been carrying season long.

The back injury flared up again during training on Friday causing a big blow to the French set up ahead of the mundial.

"We had stepped up his level of work this week and it was in a training session on Friday morning, before even he could join team training, which involved him running and stepping up his routine that he pulled up with a sharp pain in his back", Deschamps said.

"We had him undergo examinations which unfortunately confirmed that he had aggravated his back problem and there was no question of him being able to either train or play."

Without Ribery and Grenier, Didier Deschamps has called Remy Cabella and Morgan Schneiderlin into the team as replacements.

 

 

 

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