No danger of Ribery missing World Cup, promises French FA president

The Bayern Munich attacking midfielder had to undergo a scan on his back on Saturday afternoon but the results have shown up positively for Les Bleus, declares Noel Le Graet
Franck Ribery will be fit for France for the World Cup, French FA president Noel Le Graet has confirmed.

The Bayern Munich winger missed Les Bleus' 4-0 win over Norway and will not feature in Sunday's friendly against Paraguay in Nice due to a back problem but a scan in Paris on Saturday afternoon showed positive results for Didier Deschamps's side.

"The exams that he has undergone have shown there is no danger of him missing the competition," Le Graet told the media.

"He was a little worried because he had a little pain in his lower back but it is not a serious injury. He will certainly resume training next week."

Ribery has not always enjoyed particularly popularity in France but, after being nominated for the 2013 Ballon d'Or, he is widely considered to be a vital player in Deschamps's side.

With 81 caps to his name, there is no player in the squad who boasts greater international experience than the 31-year-old.