Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery retires from France national team duty

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has retired from international duty bring an eight year spell representing France to an end.

Ribery was injured for the World Cup in Brazil as France performed decently enough, reaching the quarter-finals before succumbing to a strong German side.

The Frenchman reportedly announced his retirement in an interview with German football magazine Kicker.

The winger was a wild card selection for the 2006 World Cup and proved to be a revelation for a French side that reached the final only to lose to Italy on penalties.