FC Bayern München talisman Franck Ribery's national side France face a date with destiny in their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup...
FC Bayern München talisman Franck Ribery's national side France face a date with destiny in their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup...
Bundesliga

Off the Ball

Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com’s daily weekday feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight in recent days.

Today, bundesliga.com wonders if Franck Ribery can inspire France to qualify for the World Cup next year, takes a trip underground with the German national team and catches up with the Boateng brothers on Twitter.

The Boateng brothers are two of the Bundesliga's most prolific tweeters, and the social network is perhaps the easiest way for them to keep in touch. The siblings, both Berlin natives but who represent different countries at international level, became the first brothers ever to play against each other internationally in 2010, and faced off once again this season as

Jerome

's Bayern beat

Kevin-Prince

's Schalke

4-0

. Pleasingly, it hasn't affected their relationship, with the former sending his regards to his older brother ahead of Ghana's World Cup play-off decider against Egypt tonight…