Why France produces the most World Cup players

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 6, 2018
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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
    Vox  2 months ago +366

    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

    • Bruno
      Bruno  8 days ago

      your brain is a one huge error

    • renaud joris
      renaud joris  1 months ago

      Mais tu n'a pas parlé du centre de formation lyonnais, un des meilleur d'europe !

    • Adnan Bourass
      Adnan Bourass  1 months ago

      There's a mistake at 00:17, Nabil Dirar (number 17) was born in Morocco. He moved to Belgium when he was young.

    • igregz Lpz
      igregz Lpz  1 months ago

      real talk ! we can add that in "les banlieues" every child play football coz this activities only need 1 ball and 20 childs can playing. Vive le foot !

    • MonticelloMark
      MonticelloMark  2 months ago

      Whaddya have on women's soccer? The WWC will be in France in 2019.

  • Ethan Ragbir
    Ethan Ragbir  16 minutes ago

    Why *France* produces the best football players, proceeds to put a black kid in the thumbnail who isn't french

  • AceMonatana
    AceMonatana  yesterday

    First African team to win WC

  • Sean OToole
    Sean OToole  2 days ago

    Imagine if the best athletes in the US primarily played soccer instead of football/basketball/baseball. Our national soccer team would dominate.

  • akli1108
    akli1108  2 days ago

    This is the reason to why tennis french players are sucs because its a sport played by rich kids who dont have hungry for better situation.

  • canis majoris
    canis majoris  2 days ago

    What the hell.. France just won for two times only. Italy is more capable than France

  • Isaiah James
    Isaiah James  3 days ago

    Response interesting reporting mood home bond final copy senior mate high.

  • Tushar Chowdhury
    Tushar Chowdhury  3 days ago

    Wow Americans are thinking of nationality,Racists.Anyway hows it hard to understand your born in a country thats where your from .

  • Tushar Chowdhury
    Tushar Chowdhury  3 days ago


  • DangAG
    DangAG  3 days ago

    And now can they say france didnt win fair bc africans played for them!

  • Qui non est mecum contra me est

    Paris Metropolitan area = Population of 17 Million people = 12 players on WC (8 French);
    Croatian town of Zadar = Population of 80.000 people = 4 players on WC (4 Croatian).

  • BoboThePedoBear
    BoboThePedoBear  4 days ago

    I wish England had something like this I mean we get stuck with sterling not exactly Mbappe or pogba

  • Pauline Mancini
    Pauline Mancini  4 days ago +1

    Wonderful video ! Lots of love from France

  • Roman Darius
    Roman Darius  5 days ago

    Only 3 of the players were white! So don't say France won the 2018 Cup! French white men were hiding under their beds during the game, afraid someone might call them a racist.

    • Peter
      Peter  3 days ago

      Roman Darius Not sure if you’ve noticed but there are black people everywhere. Blacks too are allowed to immigrate to other countries including Europe. They can also have kids in their new country, making their kids citizens of that country that enjoy the same rights as anyone else in that country.

    • Roman Darius
      Roman Darius  3 days ago

      Peter, Black Liberia has a Black Only immigration policy!!! Blacks are always backing each-other up by race.

    • Peter
      Peter  3 days ago

      A country is not defined by skin pigmentation

  • DCtheGod
    DCtheGod  5 days ago

    "How France produces the most World Cup players, at the cost of their country's culture"

  • Pushkar Mahale
    Pushkar Mahale  5 days ago

    A great video. Kudos !

  • Bumbble
    Bumbble  6 days ago +1

    because africa

  • le Trio
    le Trio  6 days ago +1

    I love France 🇫🇷🇫🇷♥️

  • tkko28
    tkko28  6 days ago +2

    These players were born in France, grew up in France, were trained by the French educational and football system. Their mother tongue is French, and most of them do not master the language of their origin country ... and have a knowledge of their parent's culture which remains approximate.
    They know only too well that they owe their success to France, and are proud to defend the colors of their country. Even those who play today under the colors of other countries and possess dual nationality have all one day caressed the idea of ​​playing for France. They remain a pride for our football training system, and prove every day the competence and quality of our academies.
    Each country has its own definition of nationality. In France, it is not blood that defines nationality. Otherwise our compatriots from French overseas departments and territories would not be French.
    French nationality is a social pact. We are French if we cherish the French language, and a certain way of life. We are French if we adopt a number of values ​​such as democracy, human rights, gender equality, and laicity. These values ​​are summarized by our national motto: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. You will notice that after the World Cup victory, many players of the French national team have publicly resumed this motto, or declared "Long live the Republic" to show their commitment to their country, to celebrate the victory.
    Ironically, the player whose attachment to France could be questioned is Lucas Hernandez, who was born in France but grew up in Spain and mastered Spanish better than French. But nobody questions his attachment to France because he corresponds to the inconcient representation of a French man.
    I apologize for my approximate English and I specify that I am a Frenchman of Moroccan origin with both nationalities.

  • Arkeus Alexander
    Arkeus Alexander  6 days ago

    Brazil really miss the old eras,Solo "Leonidas" World cup 1938(eliminated in semi-final by Italia of Giuseppe Meazza and Silvio Piola), Duo "Ademir-Zizinho" 1950, Duo "Pelé-Garrincha" 1958, Duo "Garrincha-Vava" 1962, Quintuor "Pelé-Tostao-Jairzinho-Rivelino-Carlos Aberto" 1970(best team of world cup history and they beat in final Italia of Gianni Rivera, Giacinto Fachetti and Alessandro Mazzola),Duo "Zico-Socrates"1986(bad luck they meet france of Michel Platini and Jean Pierre Papin) , Duo "Romario-Bebeto" 1994(they beat in final italia of Roberto Baggio,Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi),Sextuor "Ronaldo-Rivaldo-Bebeto-Roberto Carlos-Leonardo-Cafu" 1998(but bad luck they meet france again with Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry) Trio "Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo" 2002, Sextuor "Ronaldinho-Ronaldo-Adriano-Kaka-Juninho-Robinho"(but France of Zidane again)...
    Now we get what Duo "Neymar-Coutinho"(Neymar who makes his way for HBO or Hollywood) 7-1 at 2014 and eliminated by Belgium at 2018 with own goal what a joke :(