Samir Nasri doesn't expect to make France World Cup squad

Samir Nasri's strong season for Manchester City may not result in a World Cup squad place.
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PARIS (AP) - Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri does not expect to make France's World Cup squad despite his good season in the Premier League.

Nasri said Sunday that ''I'll go on holiday and watch the World Cup on TV.''

Nasri scored the opening goal in Manchester City's 2-0 win over West Ham that clinched the Premier League title. Nasri was also part of theteam that won the League Cup in March by defeating Sunderland 3-1.

Nasri told Canal Plus television that ''I don't have much to reproach myself with,'' adding that ''I had one bad game in Ukraine like most of my teammates. Everything else, it's just pretenses, false excuses.''

In the playoffs, France lost 2-0 in Ukraine in November but then won 3-0 at home to qualify for the World Cup.

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