For those who have been closely following the final weeks of the Premier League, the omission of Samir Nasri from the France World Cup squad is difficult to understand.
Nasri was superb for Manchester City and in their final game against West Ham on Sunday was voted Man of the Match.
Nasri may not be everyone’s cup of tea but of all the World Cup squad announcements this week, the exclusion of the Manchester City midfielder has been one of the most talked about.
Above is how Didier Deschamps explained Nasri’s omission from the Les Bleus squad.
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