Franck Ribery: Brazil 2014 my last World Cup
French international, Franck Ribery has announced that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be his last World Cup. The aging 31-year old Les Blues winger has played in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups for France, and his third appearance will be his last, nonetheless he seems to be on a mission, as he stated:
“We have to go there to achieve something, to try to win the World Cup, quite simply.”
However, Ribery has ruled out any plans of retiring from the game as he would be available for the 2016 UEFA EUROS, to be hosted by France.
Going by his record in club football, it would seem that he is at his peak. Since joining the German club Bayern Munich, he has won four Bundesliga titles (2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14), four DFB-Pokal (2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14), one UEFA Champions League (2012–13) and one FIFA Club World Cup (2013). His form for Bayern in the club's treble winning season helped him get nominated alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or.
All the fans can do, is wait and watch to see if he carries the same form into the World Cup.