Yann M'Vila has been suspended from the France national set-up until 2014, the French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed in a statement.
M'Vila, 22, was disciplined along with Under-21 players Wissam Ben Yedder, Antoine Griezman, Chris Mavinga and Mbaye Niang after they visited a nightclub in between the crucial Euro 2013 qualifying matches against Norway in October.
While the other youngsters have been handed bans lasting until Dec. 31, 2013, rising Stade Rennes star M'Vila has been issued a more severe sanction, preventing him from representing his country at any level until June 30, 2014, leaving his potential participation in the World Cup in Brazil in serious jeopardy. The knockout stage for the World Cup begins two days prior to the end of the ban.
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."
The quintet were seen visiting the club in Paris on the eve of the France U21 side's qualifiying clash with Norway, which Les Bleus ultimately lost 5-3 to end their hopes of qualification for the European championship finals next year.