1 May 2010

Ribery will not face police again before World Cup - source

1:29 pm on 1 May 2010

French football star Franck Ribery, who is at the centre of a sex scandal, will not face the investigators before the South African World Cup finals, a source close to the case says.

The news might help ease the tense atmosphere surrounding the France camp ahead of the June 11-July 11 tournament.

The source added that another French international, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who also faces questioning in the same case, would not be heard before the World Cup.