National team: The French national soccer team is the African national team, and the reason why they can win the World Cup

National Team

The reality is that among the national teams of each country, the French national team in particular is full of Africans. The French national team is made up of African immigrants, so no matter how strong they are, they are often met with pessimism. So how many Africans are there on the French national team?


2018 World Cup Russia

2018 was the year the French national team won the World Cup. However, there was a lot of criticism towards the winning French team. If you look at the members, they are essentially the representatives of Africa. Most members are not French but come from former colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. This is a list of the main starting members of the 2018 tournament that won the tournament. Their victory was due to Africans, not whites.

GKHugo LlorisOriginally from Nice, France.
DFVaraneHer father has roots in Martinique in the Caribbean, and her mother also has roots in Martinique.
DFUm TitiOriginally from Yaounde, Cameroon, he immigrated to France as a child.
DFPavardBorn in Maubeuge, France.
DFHernándezOriginally from Marseille, France.
MFPogbaMy parents are Guinean.
MFKantéHer parents are from Mali and the family immigrated to France.
MFMatuidiHis father is from Angola and his mother is from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
MFMbappé He has a Cameroonian father and an Algerian mother.
MFGriezmannHas roots in Germany.
FWGiroudIt has roots in Italy.

Africa is the real winner

As mentioned above, most of the players on the French national team who have participated in most tournaments are from the African continent, starting with the 2018 winner. Comedian host Trevor Noah of the popular American TV program “The Daily Show” said, “Africa is the true winner of the Soccer World Cup,” and this sarcasm was published, causing information to circulate. Controversy arose in the world regarding the black race. A special feature has been created, and France has been criticized by the media. Some argue that it is a result of diversity.

Why are there so many Africans?

Many of you may be wondering, but why are the French national team made up of only Africans? There is a historical background to this.

french colonial empire

France has a history of colonizing parts of the African continent together with Britain from the 16th to the 20th century. France colonized Africa in the 1800s and early 1900s. France implemented a “transversal policy” to counter Britain’s vertical policy. This gave them control over what is now western and central Africa. French was also used in the territories under control, and Frenchization progressed. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Niger, and Mauritania were all under French rule.


Since the 1960s, it has been called the city of Africa. In 1960, 17 African countries escaped European domination and achieved independence. These movements led to a growing momentum for independence across the African continent. As a result, African countries succeeded in gaining independence from Europe.

Problems with African independence

However, although African countries were able to become independent, they were not able to become economically independent. The weakness of the economic foundations after independence became a source of anxiety, and military regimes were established in most countries. Although they have formally achieved independence, the reality is that they are dependent on Europe for most of their economic support. Among African countries, there are rich countries blessed with underground resources and poor countries, and the gap is widening.

Disadvantages of the French national team

The fact that the French national team is effectively selected from Africa has brought to light various problems.

weakening africa

Of all the members of the French team that won in 2018, 15 members were from Africa. On the other hand, it is not impossible to see this as a sign that France is poaching human resources from Africa. As a result, it can be said that this is leading to the weakening of the African continent. It is said that Africa will become stronger if it transforms, but it is still unable to produce results.

dissatisfied soccer fan

The policy of strengthening the national team by naturalizing immigrants is not only promoted by France, but also by countries in the Middle East, such as Qatar, in Asia. However, the reality is that there are many soccer fans who are dissatisfied with the country’s blatant immigration policy. The 2018 tournament, won by France, was particularly heated with mixed reviews, especially on Twitter.

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