Pires not surprised by France omission

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Robert Pires has likened his international exile from the France squad to that of Raul´s from Spain.

Despite helping Villarreal finish in the top two of La Liga for the first time in their history this season, Pires still remains a persona non grata for France coach Raymond Domenech, who as expected overlooked the veteran winger for his provisional Euro 2008 list.

"I knew it was going to happen," said Pires seeing his name missing from Domenech´s 30-man provisional squad for Euro 2008. "In France everybody knows that I have a problem with the coach, a little like as is happening here with Raul with Aragones, but that is how things are and that´s life. I am still going to be on France´s side."

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