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Franck Ribery Brilliantly Ridicules Rabiot For Snubbing French Standby Call-Up

Jacque Talbot

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Franck Ribery Brilliantly Ridicules Rabiot For Snubbing French Standby Call-Up

Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has brilliantly ridiculed fellow national Adrien Rabiot for snubbing a standby call-up to the France national side.

Rabiot reportedly e-mailed the France side's management team to inform them that he will not be offering his services to his country, having been told that he will be just on the standby list for his year's World Cup in Russia.


And now Ribery, who retired from the France national team in 2014 after 80 apps and 16 goals, has poked fun at his countryman through social media.

He said in a post: "I'm in Ibiza, I've just been called, is there a reserve seat? Didier, I'm ready!"

Rabiot helped Paris Saint-Germain return to form and win the Ligue 1 this season, having missed out last year to surprise victors Monaco.

The towering 23-year-old is a clearly talented individual, but he's coming up against a French side brimming with talents. To be anywhere near the 23-man squad is a huge achievement in itself.

In Rabiot's postion, Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Ngolo Kante (Chelsea) and Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla) were selected.


Rabiot, who also had a spell at Manchester City during his career, has fallen down a wave of criticism both from football supporters, and the France national team's manager, Didier Deschamps.

Deschamps captained France to World Cup glory in 1998 and so knows everything what it takes to be a champion for Les Bleus.

He has publicly slammed Rabiot's actions, saying via that he is 'surprised' and disappointed with the PSG players' decision to opt out of the standby squad: "I was obviously surprised. I can understand his immense disappointment, but I'm convinced he made a huge mistake."

"Hopefully it will help him grow up and think. When you play at the highest level, you can let your emotions take over. I'm surprised because he is a young player with only a few caps."

Do you think Rabiot has acted out of order, here? Let us know in the comments section.

Topics: Football News, Football, Franck Ribery, PSG, Adrien Rabiot, World Cup, France

Jacque Talbot
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