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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
French quartet face disciplinary panel

ESPN staff

The French Football Federation have announced that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against four members of the Euro 2012 squad.

Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and Yann M'Vila will all face a disciplinary committee for a variety of offences committed at the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, which France exited at the quarter-final stage.

Nasri will face action over his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist after the Spain game, whilst Ben Arfa was reportedly involved in a dressing-room bust up with the Manchester City player after the group-stage defeat to Sweden.

Menez will be investigated over his conduct after an alleged gesture at goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, whilst M'Vila blanked manager Laurent Blanc following his substitution in the Spain encounter.

FFF president Noel Le Graet confirmed at the press conference that no members of the 23-man squad would receive their tournament bonus, saying: "This money is blocked, which may be redistributed, perhaps not.'

"I don't like to punish by nature and I don't like to deliver a hasty opinion, but our players should be punished or sanctioned. I don't want them thinking they are victims. They are not.''

The federation president also revealed that it may be another week before they are in a position to name the next Les Bleus coach.




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