Wednesday, May 14, 2014

C'est la vie says Nasri

...but his girlfriend's less than thrilled


France World Cup Squad
Manchester City's French ace Samir Nasri must be gutted after learning today he will miss out on a second World Cup Finals. 

But not half as unhappy as his model girlfriend Anara Atanes, who took to Twitter, that celebrity minefield, to tell the world exactly what she thought of French manager Didier Deschamps' decision to exclude her fella from his list of 23 plus seven stand-by players.

"F*ck France and f*ck deschamps," she tweeted. "What a sh*t manager!"

After being banned for three games after a foul-mouthed clash with a journalist at Euro 2012, it seems likely the only blue Nasri will be wearing again will be that of City. 

Deschamps defended his decision by claiming Nasri's attitude was to blame and that his insistence on first-team action caused friction in the squad. 

"I built the best squad. I did not pick the 23 best French players", he said, adding, perhaps unfairly, "His performances for France have not been at the level of those for Manchester City."

City teammate Gael Clichy was also left out, as was Monaco's Eric Abidal

"C'est la vie," tweeted Nasri. "Another World Cup at home. What doesn't destroy you makes you stronger."

Argentina, as somewhat expected, have left out Carlos Tevez, despite his 19 goals this season in Serie A for title-winning Juventus. Coach Alex Sabella has been planning the team around Lionel Messi instead for a while.

Also missing the Albiceleste boat are Tottenham's £26 million man Erik Lamela and PSG attacker Javier Pastore.

Colombia have named Monaco hitman Radamel Falcao among their thirty, but their talisman is still recovering from a knee injury and remains touch and go for the finals.

Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj meanwhile, should end his international tug of love soon after Belgium boss Marc Wilmots named him in his squad.


(c) Sean O'Conor & Soccerphile

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