Franck Ribery http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30290/all en Football: France's Ribery eager to face Bayern team-mates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-frances-ribery-eager-face-bayern-team-mates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France winger Franck Ribery has said he is looking forward to Wednesday's friendly international against Germany, which will pit him against his Bayern Munich team-mates in the German side.</p> <p>Ribery is set to start on the left wing, meaning he is likely to be in direct opposition to his club colleagues Thomas Mueller and Bayern captain Philipp Lahm in the friendly at the Stade de France.</p> <p>"It'll be a tremendous duel with the pair of them," the 29-year-old, who joined Bayern in 2007, told FCBayern.de.</p> <p>"We'll set aside our friendship for the 90 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-frances-ribery-eager-face-bayern-team-mates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Franck Ribery Sport in Germany AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746401 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: France's Ribery eager to face Bayern team-mates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-frances-ribery-eager-face-bayern-team-mates-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France winger Franck Ribery has said he is looking forward to Wednesday's friendly international against Germany, which will pit him against his Bayern Munich team-mates in the German side.</p> <p>Ribery is set to start on the left wing, meaning he is likely to be in direct opposition to his club colleagues Thomas Mueller and Bayern captain Philipp Lahm in the friendly at the Stade de France.</p> <p>"It'll be a tremendous duel with the pair of them," the 29-year-old, who joined Bayern in 2007, told FCBayern.de.</p> <p>"We'll set aside our friendship for the 90 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-frances-ribery-eager-face-bayern-team-mates-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Franck Ribery Sport in Germany AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:31:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746500 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Buoyant Bayern eyeing European success - Ribery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-buoyant-bayern-eyeing-european-success-ribery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Franck Ribery is confident that Bayern Munich can go all the way to the Champions League title this year, assessing in an interview published on Thursday that the current side is the best he has experienced.</p> <p>"It's the best Bayern team I've played in," the 29-year-old France midfielder was quoted as saying by the German daily Bild. "We're stronger than we've been for a long time."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-buoyant-bayern-eyeing-european-success-ribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FC Bayern Munich Football in Germany Franck Ribery AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:16:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762040 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ribery eager to extend Bayern contract http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/football-ribery-eager-extend-bayern-contract <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">France</a> wing Franck Ribery has said he is eager to extend his Bayern Munich contract past 2015 having already spent nearly six years at the Champions League finalists.</p> <p>The 30-year-old joined Bayern in July 2007 from Marseille and has scored 51 goals, with 74 assists, in his 154 league games for the Bavarians to become a fans favourite at the Allianz Arena and was a key factor in Bayern winning their 23rd <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/germany">German</a> league title.</p> <p>He told German magazine Kicker he would be happy to extend his stay in Munich.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/football-ribery-eager-extend-bayern-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Franck Ribery Sport in Germany AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831699 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ribery in form of career, says Bayern boss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/football-ribery-form-career-says-bayern-boss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France winger Franck Ribery is in the form of his career, according to coach Jupp Heynckes, as Bayern Munich prepare to head to Wembley for Saturday's Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.</p> <p>The 30-year-old, who joined Bayern from Marseille in July 2007, finished the league season with ten goals after scoring twice and setting up the other two in an oustanding display in Bayern's 4-3 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/football-ribery-form-career-says-bayern-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FC Bayern Munich Football in Germany Franck Ribery AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 20:31:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841544 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Time to win Euro final, says Bayern's Ribery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/football-time-win-euro-final-says-bayerns-ribery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Franck Ribery says the time for talking is over as Bayern Munich owe it to their fans to make up for their two recent failed attempts by winning the Champions League title in Saturday's final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.</p> <p>"We have to win for the fans, the club and the whole team," said Ribery, after Bayern lost both last season's final at home to Chelsea and suffered defeat in the 2010 final to Inter Milan in Madrid.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/football-time-win-euro-final-says-bayerns-ribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FC Bayern Munich Football in Germany Franck Ribery AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843797 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ribery believes in Ballon d'Or chances http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/football-ribery-believes-ballon-dor-chances <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France winger Franck Ribery said Tuesday he is confident he can land the prestigious Ballon d'Or prize for the world's best player.</p> <p>The 30-year-old was last week named the best player in Europe by UEFA ahead of his club side Bayern Munich lifting the European Supercup with a penalty shoot-out success over Chelsea.</p> <p>And although Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has owned the Ballon d'Or for the last four years, Ribery believes he is good enough to wrench it away from the diminutive forward.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/football-ribery-believes-ballon-dor-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Franck Ribery Franck Ribéry AFP Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:31:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5923349 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: France's Ribery doubtful for Belarus clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/football-frances-ribery-doubtful-belarus-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France winger Franck Ribery is rated as doubtful for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier away to Belarus, according to his club Bayern Munich.</p> <p>The 30-year-old Ribery played the full 90 minutes of France's goalless draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Friday, which was the fifth game in succession Didier Deschamps' side failed to score.</p> <p>Ribery sat out training over the weekend with a strained buttock and is not optimistic of his chances of playing Belarus with France second in the group and three points behind leaders Spain.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/football-frances-ribery-doubtful-belarus-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Franck Ribery Technology UEFA European Football Championship AFP Sun, 08 Sep 2013 14:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5927742 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bayern bank on Ribery to face Pilsen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131019/football-bayern-bank-ribery-face-pilsen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich expect to have European footballer of the year Franck Ribery fit for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Viktoria Pilsen, but Brazil's Dante is out.</p> <p>France winger Ribery missed Saturday's 4-1 win over Mainz after suffering an ankle injury in training on Friday, but should be fit to face Pilsen at Munich's Allianz Arena.</p> <p>"The foot is a bit hurt, but it's not too bad," said Ribery, who missed the home win which kept Bayern top of the Bundesliga.</p> <p>"I had wanted to play, but the doctor said that would be too much of a risk.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131019/football-bayern-bank-ribery-face-pilsen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FC Bayern Munich Football in Germany Franck Ribery States of Germany AFP Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:17:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5965422 at http://www.globalpost.com France must not be scared, says in-form Ribery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131111/france-must-not-be-scared-says-form-ribery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Franck Ribery believes he is having the best year of his career and says France should not be scared by the prospect of their two-legged World Cup playoff against Ukraine.</p> <p>The 30-year-old Ribery, widely regarded as one of the main contenders for the FIFA Player of the Year award, is expected to be France's main weapon when they visit Ukraine on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131111/france-must-not-be-scared-says-form-ribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Franck Ribery Franck Ribéry Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:17:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5986193 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ribery's 'fingers crossed' for Ballon d'Or http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/football-riberys-fingers-crossed-ballon-dor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich's France midfielder Franck Ribery has said he is "keeping his fingers crossed" having been named amongst the three finalists for the Ballon d'Or.</p> <p>"It's good for me to be named in the three, but we'll have to see, I'll keep my fingers crossed," he said after Bayern's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City with Argentina's Lionel Messi and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo also named.</p> <p>"I'm happy, happy for me, for the club, for my whole family.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/football-riberys-fingers-crossed-ballon-dor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA World Cup Football in Spain Franck Ribery AFP Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:16:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6016906 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ribery scoops second award in 24 hours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131222/football-ribery-scoops-second-award-24-hours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Less than 24 hours after being voted player of the tournament at the Club World Cup, France's Franck Ribery has again been named Man of the Year in Germany.</p> <p>After he also won the title in 2008, German football magazine Kicker voted the 30-year-old France star their man of 2013 for his outstanding displays for Bayern Munich.</p> <p>The France winger joins some prestigious previous winners including Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp in 2012 and Germany boss Joachim Loew, the 2011 recipient.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131222/football-ribery-scoops-second-award-24-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Franck Ribery Sport in Europe AFP Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:46:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6027042 at http://www.globalpost.com Charges dropped in Ribery, Benzema sex case - court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/charges-dropped-ribery-benzema-sex-case-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Paris court on Thursday dropped the case against French footballers Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery, who had been accused of having sex with an underage prostitute.</p> <p>The court also dropped the case against Ribery's brother-in-law, but handed down sentences ranging from three months suspended to one year plus an extra year suspended to five others accused of pimping.</p> <p>spe/at/bg/as/nr</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in France Franck Ribery Karim Benzema AFP Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:16:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6057180 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bayern wait on Ribery for Arsenal after buttocks op http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/football-bayern-wait-ribery-arsenal-after-buttocks-op <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's Franck Ribery has undergone surgery for bruised buttocks with Bayern Munich hoping he will be fit for their Champions League clash at Arsenal in less than a fortnight.</p> <p>"Hopefully, he can play in London," said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola with defending champions Bayern travelling to Arsenal for the last 16, first-leg clash on February 19.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/football-bayern-wait-ribery-arsenal-after-buttocks-op" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Football in Spain Franck Ribery Human Interest AFP Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:48:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6064190 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bayern blow as Ribery misses Arsenal clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/football-bayern-blow-ribery-misses-arsenal-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will miss next week's Champions League clash at Arsenal after undergoing surgery on bruised buttocks.</p> <p>The France international was confirmed an absentee for the last 16 first leg game at the Emirates Stadium in a statement on the German champion's website on Monday.</p> <p>"Ribery will miss upcoming matches, notably the last 16 Champions League game against Arsenal in London," it read.</p> <p>Ribery, 30, who had the operation last Thursday, is "on the mend" the statement added, and will resume training next week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/football-bayern-blow-ribery-misses-arsenal-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Franck Ribery Sport in Europe Technology AFP Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:47:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6066612 at http://www.globalpost.com