Soccer-France must not be scared, says in-form Ribery

Franck Ribery believes he is having the best year of his career and says France should not be scared by the prospect of their two-legged World Cup playoff against Ukraine. The 30-year-old Ribery, widely regarded as one of the main contenders for the FIFA Player of the Year award, is expected to be France's main weapon when they visit Ukraine on Friday. The winger was in the French squad which needed a controversial goal to draw 1-1 at home against Ireland thanks to Thierry Henry's 'handball' goal and qualify for the 2010 World Cup. But Ribery, who has scored four times and set up four more of the team's last 13 goals, said France should not worry about the pressure.

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