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TEAM NEWS: Torres and Nasri both dropped to the bench as Spain faces France

TEAM NEWS: Torres and Nasri both dropped to the bench as Spain faces France

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The Chelsea striker and the Manchester City playmaker have both been left out as La Roja and Les Bleus compete for a place in the semifinals of Euro 2012

Samir Nasri and Fernando Torres have both been dropped to the bench for the Euro 2012 quarterfinal between Spain and France.

The Manchester City midfielder and Alou Diarra have both been left out of the starting line-up for Les Bleus after reports surfaced that the pair were involved in an altercation after the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Sweden in their final group match.

Meanwhile, Vicente del Bosque has left Torres out of his starting lineup, with Spain reverting back to the starting XI it fielded in its opening match against Italy, which sees Cesc Fabregas reinstated to his 'false nine' position in attack.

Anthony Reveillere is set to come in and replace Mathieu Debuchy at right back, with the Lille man set to be given a more advanced role down the right-hand side of a four-man midfield.

Reveillere has never been on the losing side in the 12 times he has started for his country, so the Lyon defender may prove to be a lucky charm for Les Bleus.

Yohan Cabaye has shaken off the injury which kept him out of the Sweden match and will partner Yann M’Vila in the centre of the park.

There is also no place in the starting XI for Jeremy Menez or Hatem Ben Arfa, as Florent Malouda will play on the left in a supporting position to Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema in attack.

Spain (4-3-3): Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi; Iniesta, Silva, Fabregas

France (4-4-1-1): Lloris; Reveillere, Rami, Koscielny, Clichy; Debuchy, M'Vila, Cabaye, Malouda; Ribery; Benzema

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