Injured Nasri out of France squad
Midfielder Samir Nasri has pulled out of France's squad to play Uruguay and Brazil next month after injuring his kneecap.
The French football federation said in a statement on Wednesday that the Manchester City player got injured in a friendly against Chelsea last week in the United States.
Lyon playmaker Clement Grenier was called up to replace Nasri in a squad that will visit Uruguay on June 5 and Brazil on June 9 to prepare for World Cup qualifiers in September and October.
Nasri last played for France at the 2012 European Championship in a 2-0 loss to Spain. He was banned for three games for insulting a journalist in an expletive-laced tirade. His comeback was a bit of a surprise as he struggled in the Premier League this season.