Ribery could be in hot water

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FC Bayern München winger Franck Ribery could start next season with a ban after he controversially clashed with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gonzalo Castro in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday.

Ribery reacted angrily to a late challenge from Castro during the first half of the encounter at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, which Bayern went on to win 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes.

The Frenchman squared up to his German counterpart on the touchline and pushed him in the face, resulting in both players being booked by the referee.

However, television replays show Ribery sticking his finger in the eye of Castro during the heated incident, which could lead to retrospective action from the German Football Association.

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