Saturday, 2nd February, 2013
Yann M’Vila has been given hope of playing in the 2014 World Cup by the French Football Federation.
The defensive midfielder had been found guilty of indiscipline and suspended from international football until after the 2014 World Cup.
Now, while the French Football Federation’s appeals panel have upheld the suspension, they have made it slightly more flexible.
M’Vila’s final four months of the ban have been converted into a conditional suspension, meaning that with good behaviour, the former Rennes midfielder may yet go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, now M’Vila will need to focus on playing well for a prolonged period so that France coach Didier Deschamps is desperate to pick him as soon as possible.
M’Vila left French football last month, moving from Rennes to Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan in a big money deal.
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