Ribery retires from France duty

Ribery France Bayern retirement
Franck Ribery. Credit: PA

France winger Franck Ribery, 31, has announced his retirement from international duty with immediate effect.

Ribery missed this summer's World Cup in Brazil after suffering a lower back injury in training shortly before the tournament got under way and has now decided he no longer wants to represent Les Bleus.

"I quit," Ribery said in an interview with German sports magazine Kicker. "I have found for myself that this moment has come."