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France's Franck Ribery out for World Cup with back injury

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France star Franck Ribery will miss the World Cup, with his nagging back injury ruling him out of the competition.

The World Cup's growing roster of injured stars who won't compete in the competition has another major addition. 

France star winger Franck Ribery, a finalist for the most recent Ballon d'Or and reigning UEFA Player of the Year, will miss the World Cup with a back injury, the French Federation announced on Friday. Ribery had been suffering from the injury in recent weeks, but he was included on Les Bleus' final 23-man roster and indications were that he was going to be able to go forward. 

According to the FFF's announcement, Ribery underwent an MRI, which revealed that his condition had worsened and he was ill-equipped to train and play. At 31, it's possible that 2014 was Ribery's last chance at competing in a World Cup, and his absence is a huge setback for France, which will play against Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras in Group E. Along with Colombia's Radamel Falcao, Ribery is the biggest name to miss the World Cup through injury.

Clement Grenier, a 23-year-old who has been targeted by Arsenal, will also miss out after suffering a groin injury. Morgan Schneiderlin and Remy Cabella were called in as replacements. Manchester City star midfielder Samir Nasri, who was sensationally left off the 30-man provisional roster by manager Didier Deschamps, was not tabbed despite the openings.

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