Why France produces the most World Cup players

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 6, 2018
  • And some of the best.

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    This video has been updated. The following corrections were made:

    0:17 Annotation has been updated to include all foreign-born Moroccan players.
    0:40 Map has been edited to include additional players.
    3:07 Inaccurate annotations of player origins have been removed.
    5:20 A previous version of the map included all French-born players, not only those who were born or raised in Paris.

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    France has had the most native players and coaches in the last 4 World Cups… and their dominance has been on the rise. Players like Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba are the children of immigrants and the product of the French soccer academy system. French- born players have played for Togo, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Argentina, Portugal, and many more.

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  • Vox  (Jul 12, 2018)

    This video has been updated and corrections can be found in the description. Sorry about the errors and thanks to all the commenters who helped us improve the video! - Mac & Sam

  • 김민석  (Feb 10, 2019)

    hello vox. I`m a Korean student. I am 18 years old and I want to translate English into Korean by your video. how can I translate your video?

  • Raphael Martin Asis  (Jan 15, 2019)

    Soccer your wrong, that's called Football.

  • Drama Soldier  (Jul 15, 2018)

    Funny that France won after this documentary

  • Christopher Despeine  (Dec 19, 2018)

    Et voilà we won

  • +Error inscript So Réunion isn't France ?

  • werner94fribourg  (Jul 19, 2018)

    What Americans idiots who are obsessed with race don’t understand is that here in Europe (France or For example Switzerland, where I live) the people doesn’t refer to their ethnicity first to define their citizenship. In those French banlieues they are a lot of immigrants, living in poor areas but the issue is more a social issue than a race issue. It’s not like in the us, where blacks live in only black neighborhood, latinos in latinos neighborhood. In the same neighborhood, you can have arabs, blacks...

  • werner94fribourg It is true because even at school you have these little cards that the your race and nationality and if your parents were born here or not. Also it says your own legal status.

  • Luciano Barreto  (1 day ago)

    Yeah, America, one of the most ethnically plural countries of the world, is pissed off at the French team (have you ever watched and NBA match?). The FRENCH PEOPLE is not black. That is the reality. So simple as that.

  • Le Gaucher  (Jul 16, 2018)

    Tous ces commentaires d'Américains et d'Anglais racistes me font tellement rire, ils n'y connaissent rien mais se permettent de la ramener. Les États-Unis est l'un des pays les plus métissés du monde, y'a quasiment autant d'Afro-américains que de Blancs, sans compter la grande communauté musulmane, asiatique et latina. La Grande Bretagne est métissée comme la France du fait de leurs empires coloniaux en Afrique (Et en Inde pour les Britanniques), même si dans ces 2 pays la majorité de la population est...

  • Luciano Barreto  (1 day ago)

    Faux - ni la France ni l'Anglaterre sont métissés. Leur peuple sont blanc. Bien sûr, il y a des noires en France, mais il ne sont pas assez pour occuper l'équipe de football, ignorant la plupart de la population, qui n'est pas représentée pour eux.

  • harpezn  (6 days ago)

    Ouai il faut vite les virés les immigrés

  • Antoine Rogier  (Jul 26, 2018)

    Higuain was born in France too

  • PEkillerswag  (Feb 9, 2019)

    A brest

  • Mael Pertuisot  (Feb 8, 2019)

    Il est pas né à Paris

  • Mohammad Naufal  (Jul 17, 2018)

    what soccer? Football please

  • +Anglo-Celtic Mega Nationalist you're english? It's called you're in the end, not your...

  • I’m English, football is an English sport.Soccer is actually a more accurate term for the game. As all over the commonwealth different variants of football are played. It doesn’t make any sense to call one of them football. It’s confusing if your from a country that has:Gaelic footballAustralian football Rugby footballAmerican football Canadian footballAnd Futsul

  • Sammy S.  (Jul 16, 2018)

    If you are born in France you are not an immigrant, is that so hard to understand?

  • - ΝΛΛЌ-  (Feb 8, 2019)

    Sammy S. I agree, i french, and all the players of thé french football team now our national hymn, they are integreted and no matter their origins, they’re borned in France and they’re proud of it ! When you go out in France, you could find football field of differents size, in a Town, in the countryside, on a roof, between two buildings, everywhere, you will could see few chlidren, teenagers, play football, doesn’t matter they own skin color, we are united When we play, we’re together, in France, Whi...

  • Helena Houde  (Feb 6, 2019)

    No, I understand...

  • Camille Berthet  (Jul 17, 2018)

    Please put the second star above the french rooster 💪

  • chasbo13  (Dec 26, 2018)

    +Jack Daniel Is that the number of Brazil trophies to the number of French trophies?

  • Jack Daniel  (Dec 26, 2018)

    +chasbo13 7-1

  • And France won the World Cup again ^^

  • Mohamed  (Oct 20, 2018)

    Who knew luck and domination are synonyms? France 4 Croatia 2! how is that luck? That is DOMINATION!

  • Jack Daniel  (Sep 27, 2018)

    Xeno Idaltu  6-0

  • Vox  (Jul 6, 2018)

    Correction: At 1:27, the data for Switzerland is incorrectly placed over Austria. The error is regretted.

  • Eric Zammel  (Aug 30, 2018)

    you must be american i guess

  • Don't forget that Higuain was born in France :)