Thursday November 8 2012
France ban Milan's Niang

Milan striker Mbaye Niang has received a one-year ban from the French national team at all levels after he went AWOL from a training camp to go clubbing.

The teenager was one of several teammates who received the same punishment while they were on Under-21 duty.

Niang, Antoine Griezmann, Wissam Ben Yedder and Chris Mavinga were also banned until December 31, 2013.

Yann M’Vila has been suspended until June 30, 2014 due to his past record of indiscipline.

In October the players were found in a Paris nightclub when they should have been with the rest of the squad at a training base in the north of the country.

France’s Under-21s were midway through a two-legged qualifying encounter with Norway at the time, playing for a place in the 2013 European Championships in Israel.

Norway eventually went through 5-4 on aggregate, with the players facing no immediate sanction from their Coach Erick Mombaerts.

However, Mombaerts was soon after sacked and the youngsters were all called before the FFF’s Disciplinary Commission late last month to explain themselves,with today the confirmation of their findings announced in a brief statement confirming the bans handed out.

Niang has barely featured for Milan this season and it is widely believed he’ll be loaned out or even sold in January.