Samir Nasri left out of France's World Cup squad by Didier Deschamps 7 years ago

Samir Nasri left out of France's World Cup squad by Didier Deschamps

The Manchester City midfielder was reportedly snubbed for not playing well with others.

Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy have both been omitted from the French World Cup squad.


Nasri's exclusion, in particular, will raise eyebrows despite the fact that the 26-year-old saw it coming.

”I think the dye is cast. I respect [Deschamps'] choice. I’ll watch the World Cup on TV. If starting games in a club like Manchester City and winning two titles isn’t enough, too bad, I won’t regret anything," he told Canal+ last weekend.

Deschamps reportedly feels that Nasri could cause divisions within the French camp, and would not take well to being left out of a starting XI.

Players from Arsenal and Tottenham, however, will be heading for Brazil as Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna, Hugo Lloris and Olivier Giroud have all been called up.

Goalkeepers: Mickaël Landreau, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda

Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Digne, Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Eliaquim Mangala, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho, Raphaël Varane

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye, Clément Grenier, Blaise Matuidi, Rio Mavuba, Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Valbuena


Forwards: Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Loic Rémy, Franck Ribéry

The 7 reserves on standby: Rémy Cabella, Maxime Gonalon, Alexandre Lacazett, Loïc Perri, Stéphane Ruffie, Morgan Schneiderli, Benoît Tremoulinas