Defender Laurent Koscielny will be able to feature from the start of France's FIFA World Cup™ campaign after being given just a one-match suspension for his red card in the play-off against Ukraine.

A FIFA spokesman told AFP that Koscielny had been given the ban, which was served in the second leg of the play-off, which France won 3-2 on aggregate.

Koscielny was red-carded for violent conduct at the end of Les Bleus' 2-0 defeat to Ukraine in Kiev and there had been fears that he would be given a lengthy suspension that might have prevented him from going to Brazil.

However, he now seems certain to be included in Didier Deschamps' squad for the finals.