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Knee issue sidelines Ribery

06 October 2009 07:04
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has pulled out of the France squad for their must-win World Cup qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Austria. Ribery injured his left knee during the first half of Bayern's goalless Bundesliga draw with Koln on Saturday. The 26-year-old was replaced at half-time and has joined fellow winger Arjen Robben on the sidelines. France coach Raymond Domenech was hoping that Ribery would be a vital player in Les Bleus' upcoming key games as they look to qualify from their current second place behind Serbia in Group Seven.

Source: ESA