FIFA World Cup: Samir Nasri Left out of France Squad

Mid-fielder Samir Nasri, who recently won the English Premier League with Manchester City, have been surprisingly left out of the France squad for the upcoming World Cup.

updated: May 14, 2014 01:00 IST
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France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday left Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri out of a young 23-man squad for this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Neither 26-year-old Nasri, who has won 41 caps, nor Monaco captain Eric Abidal, capped 67 times, feature in the squad or on the seven-man standby list.

"He is a player of great quality, but Samir's performances for France have not been of the standard of those with his club Manchester City," Deschamps said after revealing his squad live on French television channel TF1's evening news programme.

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