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Nasri left out of France's World Cup Squad

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has not been included in Raymond Domenech’s provisional 30-man squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup.

Les Bleus will go to the World Cup without Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Nasri and former Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira after coach Raymond Domenech decided to omit all three from his provisional squad on Tuesday evening.

22-year-old Nasri endured a tough start to his campaign after suffering a broken leg during the Gunners’ pre-season training camp in Austria. Despite that, he managed to notch up 5 goals, and fill the boots of the injured Cesc Fabregas for the final months of the season.

Meanwhile, Nasri’s team-mates and fellow countryman William Gallas, Gael Clichy and Abou Diaby have been selected by Domenech.

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Yeah, his place went to Henry’s left hand


That’s ridicolous. And Ben Arfa is in? I could have bet on it. And what do the Frenchs expect from their team?


Too bad he’s competing with Gourcuff! Immense talent


that sucks why the fuck is he still french manager hes also left out benzema is he stupid

Arsenal Norway

Poor Nasri, you definately deserve a place in the squad. I used to cheer for france in the big competitions, but that stupid coach domenech has ruined the whole f***ing team!!


NO WAY!!! France didn’t have much of a chance anyway but would have liked to see Nasri produce some magic moments in the tournament.

ds goon

yeah that does indeed suck… for super samir that is. but for us it might not be a bad thing. like arshavin, nasri too can get a nice long rest and have a proper pre season and hopefully it means we will see the best of nasri next season.


how diaby got in and yet nasri didn’t is beyond me.

at least he’ll be 100% focused on the league next year


a joke

My Name Is Earl

Diaby over Nasri?? Domenech really is getting fired after this tournament finally!!!


Thank you, was just about to say that. Diaby??? The guys mental to include him, sad for Nasri, but it just means less humiliation on the world stage. Hopefully next time he will go, and France might be playing well by then. Wait, no Sagna???


its always a good experience for players to go to a world cup but now vermalen, nasri, arshavin, denilson and rosicky and maybe others can have a break and a good pre season.

but a world cup can change a player and im tipping alex song to have a fabulous tournament


that is utterly ridiculous, that stupid Domnech


nasri deserve it more than diaby….he may still drop diaby though cos that aint the final 23 man squad…anyways is to arsenals benefit….

Ben Arfa was the man taken off when Mandanda was red-carded in 26th minute vs. Lille this weekend. Only half of his Ligue 1 appearances have been starts and only 2 Ligue 1 goals. Is a left foot really worth that much? Diaby was automatic in January, but he’s been very disappointing last couple of months. Logical that Sagna and Clichy are in, but took far too long for both to get into the squad. Gignac and Benzema have the same number of goals, but its obvious who the more talented player is. To be honest, Viera hasn’t earned a… Read more »


Exactly!! Diaby??? over nasri??? The guys definetly smoking something


Alex song is gonna @jackson:

Alex song is gonna be dead come the start of next season. He’s already had an intense season coupled with ANC….and now the world cup. I can imagine him being burnt out till December time. The guys gonna need at least a months break.


fuckin joke!!!


gooner chris you forgot to mention sagna in that list of fellow arsenal team mates in the squad

sorry off topic…i wont be surprised if we sign yaya toure…but i dnt think he is the right choice for us cos that means wen is time for ACN, him, song and eboue will leave us and making us look spineless in the midfield..i will go for melo or toulalan if arsene is looking to sign a DM….i av my doubt over melo cos of his yellow cards and red cards history and if we are to move for him we have to wait after the world cup is over which i dont think arsene will like..he want his squad… Read more »

Gk – Joe Hart

CB – G.Cahill
CB- Subotic

DM – Yaya Toure

CF – Chamakh


Sad for Nasri, but France is pretty loaded with talents in his position. Now I hope he’ll have a good rest and get ready for next season.

Diaby is a interesting choice. He does have the physical power that can be matched by few players. Limited positional sense and defensive ability, but he can also finish. He can be a useful squad player for Les Bleus.

Is TH14 included by any chance? I am too lazy to check.


nasri hasnt been good enough, there have been some flashes of real quality from him, but far too incosistent… as for diaby, domenech is a tool… seriously diaby has been absolutely dire for the last two months, but it wouldnt suprise me if he has a good world cup but comes back and produces the same shitty form for us afterward


Disgraceful news this man has no clue to be honest he shud be sacked from a long time ago, a woeful qualiying campgain and rubbish euro how is this man in the job!


The french coach is looking for a shortcut out of the job. Diaby needs to rest and work on his fitness not to go the world cup, he has alot of basic stuff to learn including simple passing of the ball, positioning on the pitch and that Man u goal.

Nasri had problems with domench. Basically what happened was in the euros nasri was being big headed and being disrespectful towards senior players including gallas. Domench didnt like his attitude and hasnt changed his mind since. Which is a shame. Also people just watch Nicklas Bendtner for Denmark he is so different when he plays for Denmark hes looks faster, more assured, more skillful, good dribbler but when he plays for arsenal we hardly seen of this apart from his heading. Maybe its the premier league hes still adjusting but its just frustrating watching him play for arsenal when he… Read more »
david yagman

I was hoping to see Samir Nasri in south africa world cup to see his super talent on display and im sure he was going to chine if given the chance,france with the players on the list did not do well aginst atgentena or spain so to samir nasri i would say do not feel sad its less humelation , and remember always things works for the better.

th 14

what the hell ramond domanic you prick every top pro footballers dream is to paly in the world cup finals for their natrional side i hope this comes back and bites you in the arse you stupip wanker ben afra better than nasri yeah right prick.

Tommi Gooner

Sorry boys – I’m glad he didn’t get in, strictly selfish reasons.. at least he wont get injured and will be fresh for the beginning of the season and more to the point f*ck France – Arsenal pay his wages..


Nasri deserves this… he did fuck all for us when it got tough… 2 goals in 22 starts in the league… for a first team attacker? Are you kidding?


Whats the big deal. The guys rubish. If prizes were won by mouthing off in the newspapers then Nasri would be first on the list but sadly hes just not good enough. You people on here complaining just havent got a clue about football have you? Fact is this big mouthed loser needs to shut the fuck up and do his talking on the field where it counts not in the newspapers.


Their best team would be:


domencech is a crazy man 😀 but i m happy for nasri cuz i dont see france team going anywhere in world cup anyway. This way he can get some rest.


lol nasri is overrated
glad he wasn’t picked

Kit Harris
Have to say I agree its a disgrace that Nasri has been left out, but I dont see peoples problem with diaby being there. He deserves to be there and its not like their competing for the same position, particulary in Frances system. But to see people like valbuena, Cisse, Govou, N’Vila in there ahead of him really upsets me. Progman Do you watch arsenal play? Yes he could score more goals, but creatively hes very important to the team, where as Arshavin who has scored a few goals,but he goes missing in games, where as Nasri continues to work… Read more »

cant believe Benzema isnt in the squad


domenech is a fucking plank, he dont kno what he’s doing, the french players dont like or respect him so why the fuck is this idiot still in charge, since he took over france av been boring and shit, it just amazes me how this guy still got a job, idiot.


sad for nasri but at least its one less injury for us. i’m sure we will have a few by the end of the world cup and some more after pre season knowing our luck or lack of it. anyone else worried about Rvp, i can’t bear to watch!


He does not deserve to be in the squad! Whats with the hype?


can someone please tell me how a Yann M’Vila makes the squad yet Benzema and Nasri don’t? Is that not like England 2006 taking on a Wallcott and leaving off Rooney and Lennon (or a young CAM)


I leave the argument of does Nasri is worthy of his World Cup place or not, but I am more amaze how on earth does the French FA stick to romendach after trying to pick a girl right minute after euro defeat, having fall out with most of the senior player, even Henry had said before that the manager does not know what he was doing. Funny thing.


Nasri flatters to deceive. Nice touch here, nice touch there, but when it counts, he always manages to disappear. The boy goes missing in the big games and that’s why he is not going to the Big Show, the World Cup.


Ha ha ha ha ha – Englands chances are getting better….

Brazil also leaving Ronaldinho out for a team of harder working servants…

Van Nisterooy out for Netherlands… now that’s just funny – the horse faced clown.

Let’s hope this gives Nasri a decent pre season and a good summer off.


FUCK HIM. he sucks…..NAsri > ben arfa….fuck u domenchichei


Quite sad for Nasri, but on the other hand, I don’t give a damn about France so he should be fresh for next season.

I was thinking “Diaby??? WTF??”… But then again, if you looked at Diaby’s contribution for us this year, he always does well against the so-called lesser teams. It could be a good selection for France, as he could potentially dominate the middle of the park against the likes of South Africa and perhaps Mexico. After all, France very often pulls stupid stunts such as losing to Senegal!


Not nice for Nasri but I like a lot of Gooners are fed up of Internationals where our players are always injured RVP a typical axample. Wish they were all left out. Club first country second I say. Ain’t I a happy little soul first thing in the morn?…..


Ive read some comments on here and I was wondering, DID HE REALLY LEAVE OUT BENZEMA?

Going to real madrid ruins some players, to a ridulous level.

Since Cesc’s injury Nasri has been asked to step up to the plate and make a difference in the Arsenal midfield against teams which were apparently going to give Arsenal an “easy” run-in.The results during this time would indicate that Nasri still has a lot to learn.Whilst it seems strange that Diaby was selected in preference I don’t believe that Nasri has done enough through the Season (wonder goals notwithstanding) to consider this season a personal success-and it is this type of parameter by which International Managers should select-that said Domenech doesn’t know his arse from his elbow and has… Read more »

Not surprised Nasri isn’t included. Has ability but rarely does he hurt teams. Needs to up his game for us next season and at least he will be fully fit for the job ahead.


Wht a suck domenech?i was highly dissapointed when i heard it dat he omitted benzema,viera n nasri wht a fuck raymond?tell me if france r goin to make any gud impact in south africa?i doubt it couse d of calibas of sucks player they’re goin to introduce their even dis worldcup will worst than ever 4 them.