M'bia punished for late return
Stephane M'bia is facing a fine for arriving back at Marseille late for pre-season training, but club president Jean-Claude Dassier said the matter is already in the past.
The Cameroon midfielder was three days later to the club's training camp after appearing in this summer's FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa.
"We had a friendly discussion," Dassier said. "He gave me the reason for his delay and apologised. He will be fined. The page has now been turned."
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Souleymane Diawara will be sidelined for between four and six weeks with a muscular injury suffered in last night's Trophee des Champions clash with Paris Saint Germain.