Ribery and Grenier ruled out

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 15:16 BST

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of France's World Cup campaign, along with Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier.

Franck Ribery: Out of World Cup
Franck Ribery: Out of World Cup

Montpellier's Remy Cabella and Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin will replace the duo, whose absence was announced by Didier Deschamps at a press conference in Clairefontaine ahead of his side's departure to Brazil.

Ribery had been following an individual training programme to overcome a back problem and failed to prove his fitness after rejoining the full squad on Friday. Grenier sat out the session as he underwent scans on a thigh injury, and both players' worst fears were confirmed by coach Deschamps.

Deschamps said in the press conference screened on the French Football Federation's official website: "(Ribery) stopped with a strong pain.

"He had tests early in the afternoon which unfortunately confirmed the severity of the situation, that he will be unavailable for several weeks."