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Man City's Nasri: I had a feeling I wouldn't make France squad

Manchester City's Samir Nasri admits he had a bad feeling ahead of his non-selection in the France squad.

The 26-year old attacking midfielder was left out of Didier Deschamps' preliminary squad for the 2014 World Cup and although it was a surprise to many outsiders, the players himself had braced for the worst.

"I was prepared," he told Sky Sports News. "I knew before, sometimes you have the feeling.

"When you want to speak with the manager, but he doesn't want to speak with you, you know that you're not going to go to the World Cup!

"I was prepared mentally. It was a shock but I was prepared mentally, so I'm OK."

Nasri added: "What can I say? I respect his choice. He wanted not to pick me, good on him.

"I wish good luck to the French national team and I need to take some time now to think about the national team, because it has been twice now that they have taken a World Cup away from me."

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