France winger Franck Ribery has revealed that he has been playing through the pain barrier over the past few weeks.
Ribery, who was recently crowned UEFA's best player in Europe for last season, admits that he is not fully fit.
"It's true that I've suffering from pain in my gluteals for a few days now," Riber told reporters. "I also picked up a knock against Chelsea [in the UEFA Super Cup on August 30].
"Hopefully I won't feel any more pain between now and Tuesday when we take on Belarus. We'll do everything we can to reach that objective but I can't say I'm at 100%."
France currently sit second in Group I, three points behind leaders Spain.