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World Cup 2014

Football: Ribery in as Deschamps unveils France squad

Published on Jun 3, 2014 6:16 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Franck Ribery, fighting to shrug off a back injury, on Monday, June 2, 2014 figured in coach Didier Deschamps' 23-player World Cup squad.

Also included in the final Brazil-bound list submitted to Fifa was Stephane Ruffier, who stepped in last month for injured goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

Deschamps is hoping to have Bayern Munich winger Ribery back in business in time for Sunday's warm-up against Jamaica.

The France forward has missed preps against Norway and Paraguay in the past week.

France's forward Franck Ribery attending the friendly football match between France and Paraguay on June 1, 2014, at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France, ahead of the 2014 World Cup tournament. -- PHOTO: AFP
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