Nasri given three-match ban after no appeal

SAMIR NASRI will serve a three-match suspension after Manchester City decided not to appeal his sending off at Norwich on Saturday when he was dismissed for an alleged headbutt.

Roberto Mancini had hinted the club would appeal but that is not the case and Nasri will miss out on home dates against Stoke and Watford as well as a clash with former club Arsenal at the Emirates.

City's record with Nasri this season reads: W8 D7 L4 and without: W5 D3 L1

 

Match in Focus

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Italy v Spain

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Italy have conceded one goal in their last five games
Expert verdict
Italy are one of the best teams in the world at defending their penalty area and can make life difficult for Spain at the Stade de France. Possession will be mainly in the hands of Spain but their 2-1 loss to Croatia was a reality check and they may struggle to get back on track against such a disciplined opponent.

 

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