Belfast Telegraph

International football bans

By Simon Rice

Following an apparently foul mouthed altercation with France World Cup coach Raymond Domenech, Nicolas Anelka was sent home from this summer's Finals in South Africa.

And it got a whole lot worse for the Chelsea striker when he was handed an 18-match suspension from the international side.

The ban effectively brings an end to the international career of the 31-year-old. But Anelka is not the first player to find himself in the international wilderness. We take a look at some memorable bans from national sides.

>> Click on the image to launch our guide.

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