No one would believe if we say there are very strict disciplinary codes for soccer players especially when they are on a tour or they are about to play a critical match. But, in reality, there are many teams who take great care of their rules and code of conducts and punish harshly if anyone beats them. In a latest incident, 22 years old Yann M'Vila has been barred to play any international match until June 2014. Why? Coz he spent his whole night in a night club ahead of their crucial Euro 2013 qualifier. Notably, he was not the only to do this mistake, but since he was the only who is a part of France national squad, is banned for a longer team while other players are banned until Dec. 31, 2013. His other accompanied players were under 21 players Wissam Ben Yedder, Chris Mavinga, Antoine Griezman, and Mbaye Niang. With his prolonged ban, his chances to play in FIFA world cup are very low looking at the date of his ban’s expiry.
His unfortunate ban was decided by his coach Frederic Antonetti on October 19 after a long consultation with President Frederic de Saint-Sernin and sporting director Pierre Dreossi. Notably, this is not the first time, when Vila has faced a ban; earlier too he was suspended, but just for one match, after he refused to shake hands after his outset for a match against Spain during European Championship in June. Moreover, there are more cases of street violence against him including a case of slapping a 17 year old over an argument. Didier Deschamps, manager of France nation soccer team, said over the issue, “I don't know if the word `disappointed' is enough, and not just for him, but for all five. What they did is incompatible with the France shirt.”
France is among the few nations who follow zero tolerance policy over any disciplinary lapse, and it holds true at every level of sports, including national. If it would have any other country; there are strong chances that these players would be allowed to play after a warning or so, but it is their ‘bad luck’ that they are associated with firmest sports community in the world. On the other side of the story, these disciplinary measures are necessary to avoid any unfortunate happening before a crucial match. We have learned so many times, that English players caught taking slipping/caffeine pills, would they take those pills if English FA could impose their disciplinary codes rigorously? Think again!