Paris: The French Football Federation sent players a stern warning over their future conduct on Thursday by banning midfielder Yann M'Vila from the national team until the end of June 2014 for going to a nightclub during the playoffs for the 2013 Under-21 European Championship.
He will miss the 2014 World Cup, which runs from June 12-July 13, the FFF said after a disciplinary committee meeting, which M'Vila attended.
Although four others also left their Le Havre training camp in the early hours for a Paris nightclub last month, M'Vila's experience - with 22 full caps - made him the senior player in the squad. France, which had beaten Norway 1-0 in the first leg, conceded three goals inside 30 minutes and lost the second leg 5-3, failing to qualify. The loss prompted under-21s coach Erick Mombaerts to resign.
Defender Chris Mavinga, who is M'Vila's club teammate at Rennes, Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann, AC Milan's Mbaye Niang and Wissam Ben Yedder of Toulouse - all forwards - were suspended until the end of December next year....more
03:29 PM, Nov 09, 2012