PARIS (AP) – The French Football Federation says it has banned midfielder Samir Nasri for three matches because of his undisciplined behavior at the European Championship.
Nasri issued an expletive-laced rant at a journalist following France's 2-0 defeat to Spain in the quarterfinals. He previously made a sarcastic gesture with his finger over his mouth and yelled ''Shut your mouth!'' at another journalist after scoring in the opening Group D match against England.
The ban rules Nasri out of a friendly against Uruguay next month, and 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Finland and Belarus.
Three other players appeared before the FFF's disciplinary hearing on Friday because of their misbehavior at Euro 2012.
Winger Jeremy Menez was given a one-match ban, while winger Hatem Ben Arfa and central midfielder Yann M'Vila escaped with reprimands.