Sign-up for the new-look Sport24 newsletter! Delivered daily to your Inbox!
Get Sport24 on your mobile
Ribeiro Preto - Injured France star Franck Ribery will not travel to Brazil to cheer his team-mates when they face Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Tuesday.
Ribery, ruled out of the World Cup after a recurrence of a back injury on the eve of the finals, had been invited to join the squad along with two injured players originally due to travel to Brazil, Steve Mandanda and Clement Grenier.
However FFF president Noel Le Graet told AFP the Bayern Munich star would not be coming to Brazil.
"Ribery is on holiday with his family and is recovering," Le Graet said.
Le Graet said the FFF was still waiting to hear whether Mandanda, who plays for Marseille, and Grenier (Lyon) would accept their invitations to travel to Brazil.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.