Football - Nasri waits on appeal decision

Manchester City could have Samir Nasri available for their New Year's Day Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke if they decide to appeal against his sending-off at Norwich.

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Striker Mario Balotelli (virus) is not yet ready to return while full-backs Aleksandar Kolarov and Maicon (knee) also remain on the sidelines.

Defender Micah Richards (knee) and midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are still long-term casualties.

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