14 European 2018 FIFA World Cup Stars With African Roots



All the African teams have been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup already, but there are a number of high-profile players with African roots who are taking part in the knockout stages.


Click through the gallery above to see 14 European World Cup stars who have African roots.


One of the best performers in the tournament so far has been Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium striker scored four goals in his first two fixtures, before being rested for the Red Devils’ 1-0 win over a second-string England side on Thursday.


The 25-year-old was born in Belgium and grew up in Antwerp to Congolese parents. His father, Roger Lukaku, represented the former Zaire at international level, but both his sons, Romelu as well as his brother Jordan, came through the youth ranks of the Belgium…

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