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Deschamps and FFF escalate Nasri row

ESPN staff
May 17, 2014
Didier Deschamps and the FFF reportedly filed a defamation complaint against Samir Nasri's girlfriend in Paris © AP

Didier Deschamps and the French Football Federation (FFF) have filed a defamation complaint against Samir Nasri's girlfriend, RMC are reporting.

Upon learning of her boyfriend's exclusion from France's World Cup squad on Tuesday, Anara Atanes delivered an expletive-filled tirade against manager Deschamps and France on her official Twitter account.

Atanes, who has reportedly been dating Manchester City midfielder Nasri since last year, later withdrew her comments and apologised.

However, both Deschamps and the FFF filed the suit against Atanes at Paris' Civil Court on Friday.

Nasri, who was also omitted from France's 2010 World Cup squad and who was not even put on Deschamps' seven-man standby list after the manager expressed doubts about his willingness to sit on the bench, is now considering international retirement.

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