Africa’s World Cup: France beat Belgium 14-8

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After all of the continent’s sides were knocked out of the World Cup, a debate has been on about which side Africans should now back.

On a visit to Nigeria, French President Emmanuel Macron urged people to back France, who are facing Uruguay in a quarter-final that kicks off at 1300 hrs (1400 GMT) on Friday.

France has been described as Africa’s sixth team at the competition as so many players have African heritage.

14 players in the squad would be eligible to play for African nations under Fifa rules.

But what of one of the other teams playing? Belgium, who face Brazil at 2100hrs (1800 GMT) on Friday, could also vie for African affections.

  • Vincent Kompany – father from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Marouane Fellaini – parents from Morocco.
  • Romelu Lukaku – parents from…

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