14 Stars In France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Squad With African Heritage



Africa has only five nations at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but considering that 14 of the 23 players in France’s squad for Russia have African roots, many fans on the continent will be supporting Les Blues. Here are the 14 World Cup stars Africa lost to France.


Click through the gallery above to see all 14 France stars with African heritage.


Having been drawn in Group C alongside Denmark, Australia and Peru, Didier Deschamps’ side has a long history of African talent, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane (Algeria) and Patrick Vieira (Senegal) having their family roots in Africa.


Overall, there are 14 players with African heritage in France’s World Cup squad, with Paul Pogba being the standout name. Manchester United’s record signing was born in France to Guinean parents. While…

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