By Joshua Walters
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has lost an appeal to have his three-game ban reduced, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Monday.
Mbappe will, as a result, miss, Wednesday’s welcoming of Reims, having served two matches of the ban by sitting out of the 4-0 win at home to Saint Etienne and the 3-1 away win at Rennes 3-1.
The 19-year-old France World Cup winner was slapped with the suspension when he retaliated to Teji Savanier’s bad tackle by pushing down the player in PSG’s 4-2 win at Nimes on September 1, 2018.
Savanier was also handed a 4-game ban for his role in the incident.
The teenager appealed to the FFF to quash the last remaining game of the ban, but the loss of the appeal means that Mbappe would miss PSG’s trip to Reimes but will be available to face Nice on Saturday.