Did Migrants Bring Glory to France at World Cup 2018?
Les Bleus beat Croatia in the finals of the World Cup in Russia with a team made up almost entirely of players of African descent. allAfrica's Michael Tantoh provides a list of the players that brought the team glory, and their countries of origin.
Kylian Mbappe celebrating scoring a goal for France in a pre-World Cup match in March 2018. His mother is from Algeria and his father from Cameroon.
This is Africa, 16 July 2018
With many Africans celebrating France's World Cup victory as theirs, having adopted 'Les Bleus' as the 'sixth African country' in the tournament, it begs the question: should… Read more »
Africa: France Are World Cup Champions
East African, 15 July 2018
Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958 as France beat Croatia 4-2 to lift the coveted trophy in Russia on Sunday. Read more »
Nairobi News, 11 July 2018
Kenyans on social media have rallied in praise of their 'cousin' French defender Samuel Umtiti following his standout performance in his team's 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium at… Read more »
Premium Times, 12 July 2018
Former Super Eagles winger, and member of FIFA's Technical Study Group, Emmanuel Amuneke, said on Thursday at a media parley at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow that African… Read more »
RFI, 13 July 2018
Security has been tightened for the weekend for what France hopes will be back-to-back celebrations of the July 14 Bastille Day festivities and a 2018 World Cup final victory. Read more »
At every World Cup tournament since 1986, at least one team from Africa has made it to the second round of the World Cup finals. That record unceremoniously ended in Russia 2018, ... Read more »