M'Vila handed two year France ban

Yann M'Vila
Once considered hot property, Yann M'Vila's stock has fallen badly. Photo: PA

Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila is unlikely to feature at the World Cup in 2014 after being suspended from international duty for two years by the French Football Federation (FFF).

M'Vila is banned from representing "any national team" until July 2014 after five France Under-21 players broke a curfew to visit a Parisian nightclub just days before a European Championships play-off meeting against Norway in October.

An FFF statement read: "Yann M'Vila is suspended from selection for any national team between November 12, 2012 and June 30, 2014."

The statement confirmed that M'Baye Niang, Antoine Griezmann, Chris Mavinga and Wissam Ben Yedder have all received the same sanction, but until December 31, 2013.

Amiens-born M'Vila, who has been capped 22 times for France's senior side, was a surprise omission from the squad announced to face Italy next week until the FFF clarified his situation.

The 22-year-old also served a one-match international ban for refusing to shake the hand of substitute Olivier Giroud when he was substituted against Spain during this summer's European Championships.

The five players have the option to appeal against the FFF's decision.