14 May 2014 | News Comments

Nasri left out by France

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri was the most notable omission from France coach Didier Deschamps' 23-man World Cup squad.

Nasri, who has been a key man in City's successful bid to be crowned Barclays Premier League champions, was axed from Deschamps' last squad in February for a friendly against Holland and he has not been included for Brazil.

France squad

Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau (Bastia), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille);

Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Lucas Digne (Paris St Germain), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid);

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Paris St Germain), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille);

Strikers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Loic Remy (Newcastle), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich).

Reserves: Remy Cabella (Montpellier), Maxime Gonalons (Lyon), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Loic Perrin (St Etienne), Stephane Ruffier (St Etienne), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton), Benedict Tremoulinas (St Etienne).