Ribery makes France apology

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France star Franck Ribery has apologised for the country's poor performances at the World Cup.

Les Bleus are on the brink of elimination at the first hurdle after only picking up one point from their first two games.

There has been talk of unrest within the camp and the squad was thrown into further disarray on Saturday when Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the finals for a confrontation with coach Raymond Domenech.

Anelka insulted Domenech during half-time of Thursday's 2-0 defeat to Mexico with news of the incident leaking out into the French media.

A win over South Africa in their final group game may not be enough for France as they will still be eliminated if Mexico and Uruguay draw their match.

And Ribery accepts France have not performed in South Africa and that they have let down their fans.

"We are suffering at the moment ... (I would like to say) sorry to the whole country," Ribery told Telefoot.

"We were not good, we didn't sweat as much as we should have done."


Ribery also moved to reject rumours that he had a bust-up with team-mate Yoann Gourcuff after the Mexico defeat

"I have no problem with Yoann. Saying I fought with him is nonsense," added Ribery.

Ribery admits France will do everthing to qualify for the knockout stages despite their fate being out of their own hands.

We'll do everything to win," concluded Ribery.