Man City midfielder Nasri to confirm France retirement

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is set to announce his international retirement from France.
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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is set to announce his international retirement from France.

The former Arsenal star reacted furiously to being axed by Didier Deschamps for his World Cup squad this summer and is now determined to concentrate on his club career instead.

He said: "Yes, I've made the decision. I took it a while ago but I'll say it when the time is right.

"Maybe City will benefit. During the international breaks I can stay and work a little bit more.

"All the players who played the World Cup and have lots of games during the season with their national teams can get tired, pick up injuries, that kind of stuff. So I think I will be fresh.

"Even before the summer, during Euro 2012 I had a lot going on. Personally it doesn't affect me but it affects my family. They live in France, they read the press, stuff like that.

"I live in England. I'm fine with everything they said and I'm used to it.

"But for my parents it's really hard. I want to make them happy and the national team doesn't make me happy."

 
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