Samir Nasri remains excluded from France squad

Samir Nasri

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has not been recalled for France's upcoming friendly against Japan and World Cup qualifier against Spain.

Nasri, 25, has completed a three-match ban imposed by the French Football Federation following a number of incidents at Euro 2012.

France manager Didier Deschamps has also omitted Hatem Ben Arfa.

The 25-year-old Newcastle midfielder was disciplined following a row with former boss Laurent Blanc at Euro 2012.

Nasri swore at a reporter following France's quarter-final defeat by Spain. The former Arsenal player had earlier held a finger over his mouth and yelled "Shut your mouth!" at another journalist after scoring in their opening match against England.

Ben Arfa was only given a warning because of his dressing room argument with Blanc following France's 2-0 group stage defeat by Sweden, but has not featured in the squad since.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris, Manchester City's Gael Clichy, Manchester United's Patrice Evra, Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye, and Arsenal duo Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud are all included in the 23-man squad.

France squad

Goalkeepers: Lloris (Tottenham), Mandanda (Marseille), Landreau (Lille)

Defenders: Clichy (Manchester City), Evra (Manchester United), Jallet (Paris St Germain), Sakho (Paris St Germain), Rami (Valencia), Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier), Koscielny (Arsenal), Debuchy (Lille)

Midfielders: Cabaye (Newcastle), Gonalons (Lyon), Matuidi (Paris St Germain), Valbuena (Marseille), Sissoko (Toulouse), Capoue (Toulouse), Diarra (Anzhi Makhachkala)

Forwards: Benzema (Real Madrid), Giroud (Arsenal), Gomis (Lyon), Menez (Paris St Germain), Ribery (Bayern Munich)