September 26, 2021 4:50:14 pm
Former France midfielder Samir Nasri announced on Sunday that he was officially retiring from professional football after a career that started in 2004.
Nasri, 34, served an 18-month doping suspension from 2018, an episode that he said changed his way of seeing football.
Samir Nasri has announced his retirement from professional football age 34.
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“It was just an injection of vitamins because I was sick,” the former Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal and Manchester City player, whose career effectively ended last year after a short stint at Anderlecht, told Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
He scored five goals for France and picked up 41 caps between 2007 and 2013.
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