Paris - France
Soccer World Cup star Kylian Mbappe will sit out one further league game for
Paris Saint-Germain after losing an appeal against a three-match
suspension on Monday.
Mbappe, 19, was handed the sanction for lashing out in retaliation at
Teji Savanier during a feisty 4-2 win at Nimes on September 1.
Savanier was handed a four-match ban for his role in the incident, a
sanction that was also confirmed following appeals by both players, the
French Football Federation (FFF) announced.
Mbappe, who is being tipped to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award
in December, notably on account of his performances for Les Bleus in
Russia last summer, has served two of his three matches so far.
He sat out a 4-0 home win over Saint Etienne and again on Sunday as
PSG beat Rennes 3-1 away to reinforce their lead at the top of the
Mbappe will sit out PSG's next league outing, at home to Reims on
Wednesday, and will be eligible to return for PSG's trip to Nice on
He did play and score in PSG's Champions League defeat at Liverpool
last Tuesday as the suspension does not cover European games.
PSG hold a five-point lead over second-placed Lille after six league games of the season.