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France's forward Franck Ribery sits on the bench before a friendly football match between France and Norway at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on May 27, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournamentFrance's forward Franck Ribery sits on the bench before a friendly football match between France and Norway at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on May 27, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament

France's forward Franck Ribery sits on the bench before a friendly football match between France and Norway at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on May 27, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournamentFrance's forward Franck Ribery sits on the bench before a friendly football match between France and Norway at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on May 27, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament

France winger Franck Ribery and Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez rejoined their Bayern Munich teammates on Tuesday as they returned for pre-season training, the German champions announced.

Ribery missed the World Cup in Brazil with a back injury while Martinez was part of the Spain squad that was eliminated in the group stage after just two matches.

Ribery was reunited with his Bayern teammates having trained aside from the rest of the squad last week in a bid to work his way back to full fitness.

"For me to train with the team is simply the best thing that can happen to me," Ribery said in a statement on the club's website, adding that he was "feeling better and better".

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola is still without 10 members of his first-team squad, afforded extra time off following their World Cup exertions, including six of Germany's world champion side.

Bayern will kick off the defence of their Bundesliga crown at home to Wolfsburg on August 22.

Date created : 2014-07-22