Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery retires from France national team duty
- August 13, 2014
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.
62% – France have won 62% of their game without Ribery starting the game since his first cap, 50% with him. Retired. pic.twitter.com/DAcw0tMHpk
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) August 13, 2014
Ribery: “One has to know when to stop. I’ve achieved lots and now it’s time for others to have their chance…”
— FFW (@FrenchFtWeekly) August 13, 2014
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) August 13, 2014
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