The Rennes midfielder, whom a number of clubs are eyeing this summer, went down after a kick from Dušan Tadić and limped off the pitch, and although he returned to the bench, Laurent Blanc and company will be sweating on the results of a scan. Without M'Vila present, France could be in real trouble against their more adventurous opposition in Euro 2012.
Although M'Vila's injury put a black cloud over proceedings, Franck Ribery did his best to lift the mood, blasting home off Slobodan Rajković's knee following a poor clearance from goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic. Florent Malouda soon doubled the score with a sweet long-range effort, and the hosts essentially cruised through the rest of the game, although they did have some decent opportunities to make it three.
Branislav Ivanovic and Tadić both tested Hugo Lloris in the second half, although neither shot came particularly close to handing Serbia the lifeline they needed to get back into the match, and the final minutes of the match were a bit of a damp squib, with players on both sides simply going through the motions for the final half-hour or so.