Nasri labels France 'outsiders'

Samir Nasri feels England are favourites to win Group D at Euro 2012 but admits Wayne Rooney's suspension for the first two games offers hopes to France.

Manchester United striker Rooney will miss the opener against the French, for whom Nasri plays, as well as the meeting with Sweden following his sending-off in England's final qualifier against Montenegro.

"We are outsiders, the English are the favourites for the group," Manchester City midfielder Nasri said. "This is a good thing for us."