Samir Nasri Retires From International Football

Samir Nasri made his France debut at the age of 19 in 2007 and has won 41 caps, scoring five goals, but his international career has been dogged by controversy.

updated: August 10, 2014 17:03 IST
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London: Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has confirmed his retirement from international football with France.

The 27-year-old dropped a strong hint last week that he had decided to cut short his chequered international career, having been omitted from the France squad that went to the World Cup by coach Didier Deschamps.

"I will only be 29 in 2016 for the European Championship, but the French national team doesn't make me happy," Nasri said in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian published on Sunday.

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