The French people are in jubilation at the moment after their historic win against Belgium in the World Cup Semi-Finals. The team that won surprisingly has no players of pure French stock!
Yes, the players that coach Didier Deschamps has chosen for Les Bleus are all immigrants or children of immigrants.
They are and the countries their various heritages:
GK Hugo Lloris (Captain)-Catalan
GK Steve Mandanda-Congolese
DF Raphaël Varane-Father is of Martinique descent.
DF Samuel Umtiti-Cameroonian
DF Adil Rami-Morocco
DF Djibril Sidibé-Malian
DF Lucas Hernández-Spanish
DF Benjamin Mendy-Senegalese
MF Paul Pogba-Guniea
MF Thomas Lemar- Father is of Togolese descent.
MF Corentin Tolisso-Togolese
MF N’Golo Kanté-Malian
MF Blaise Matuidi-Angolan and Congolese
MF Steven Nzonzi-Congolese
MF Nabil Fekir-Algerian and Danish
FW Antoine Griezmann-Germana and Portuegese
FW Olivier Giroud-Italian
FW Kylian Mbappé-Cameroon and Algeria
FW Ousmane Dembélé-Senegal, Mauritania and Malian
The wonders of immigration and integration. Maybe this is what the Americans need for them to ever win a World Cup.
This after their current president Donald Trump has made it a nightmare trying to go to that country. Maybe their answer is more immigrants. The French are clearly thriving with it.