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Ribery announces international retirement


Ribery announces international retirement


Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery announced on Wednesday he will never play for France again.

The 31-year-old, who told journalists he wanted to spend more time with his family, won 82 senior caps for Les Bleus since making his debut in 2006 but missed out on this summer’s World Cup after failing to recover from a back injury.

Ribery’s decision gives him added time to concentrate on his club football with the Bavarians, who will kick off their Bundesliga title defence at home to Wolfsburg on August 22.

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