18 May 2010

Ribery out of Champions league final

6:00 am on 18 May 2010

Bayern Munich's French playmaker Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the Champions League final against Barcelona after an unsuccessful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Ribery appealed after being handed a three-match suspension by UEFA following his sending-off in the semi-final first leg against Olympique Lyon.