France-Born Star Makes Debut For African Country



France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning team included many players with African heritage who decided against representing their African roots, but a France-born star has now made his debut for an African nation after opting to snub his country of birth.


Click through the gallery above to see other European-born players who decided to play for African countries.


As many as 15 of Didier Deschamps’ 2018 World Cup winners had African roots one way or another. However, Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia recently decided against representing his birth country.


Kondogbia was born in Nemours, France, to Central African Republican parents and ran out for his birth country up until now. He won the U20 FIFA World Cup with France in 2013 and made five senior appearances – all in…

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