Yann M’Vila has been suspended from the France national side until 2014, the French Football Federation have confirmed.
M’Vila, 22, was disciplined along with France under-21 players Wissam Ben Yedder, Antoine Griezman, Chris Mavinga and M’baye Niang after they visited a nightclub in between Euro 2013 qualifying matches against Norway in October.
While the other youngsters have been handed bans lasting until the end of next year, M’Vila has been issued a more severe sanction, preventing him from representing his country at any level until June 30, 2014.
The ban leaves the Rennes midfielder’s potential participation at the Brazil World Cup in serious jeopardy.
Both M’Vila and Mavinga were excluded from the Rennes squad for their Ligue 1 fixture with Montpellier in the aftermath of the incident, with club president Pierre Dreossi accusing the pair of displaying ‘a lack of respect for football, the team and Rennes’.