France has lost their biggest star just over a week before the World Cup begins.

France star Franck Ribery has been battling a back injury ahead of the World Cup, but was named in France's final 23-man squad and was expected to get fit enough to play by the end of the tournament. But some bad news came on Friday, with coach Didier Deschamps announcing that Ribery had pulled up injured in training and would not be able to make the World Cup.