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 yesterday 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.Reuse content