Bayern refuse to release Ribery for French FA hearing

Bayern Munich will not release Franck Ribery for a disciplinary hearing by the French Football Federation to probe his alleged role in the team’s World Cup revolt, the German champions said on Monday.

Ribery to miss Bundesliga restart with toe injury

Injury-plagued playmaker Franck Ribery will miss the Bundesliga restart next week because of an inflammation that forced him to have his big toenails removed, said coach Louis van Gaal.