Nasri left out for France

  • Last Updated: May 13 2014, 19:50 BST

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has not been included in the France squad for this summer's World Cup.

Samir Nasri: Left out by France
Samir Nasri: Left out by France

QODefender Gael Clichy was another City star not to get the nod from manager Didier Deschamps in the young 23-man set-up for the tournament in Brazil.

Nasri, who has won 41 caps, and Monaco captain Eric Abidal, capped 67 times, did not even feature on the seven-man standby list.

Nasri has been resigned to putting his feet up this summer and told Canal+ recently: "I think the dye is cast. I respect (Didier 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."

There are eight players aged under 25 in the squad, including the Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann, who made his international debut against the Netherlands in March.

France have been drawn in Group E with Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras.

France squad: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), 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), Yohan Cabaye (Paris St Germain), Clement Grenier (Olympique Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Loic Remy (QPR), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich).