France star N'Golo Kante suspended for Euro 2016 quarterfinal clash

N'Golo Kante will be suspended for France's Euro 2016 quarterfinal after being booked in the 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

Leicester midfielder Kante picked up his second yellow card of the tournament after a trip on James McClean near the centre circle in the first half.

He was substituted for Kingsley Coman at the break with France trailing 1-0, and will now sit out the last eight match against either Iceland or England.

Defender Adil Rami is also suspended after picking up a booking.

"I knew I was in the red before the game," Rami said about his upcoming ban.

"But we have no time to calculate [our decisions]. The most important thing is to take France into the quarter-finals.

"The qualification gives me pleasure. There were 23 selected players [in the squad] and I trust everyone."