France’s World Cup winner Paul Pogba was also eligible to play for Guinea.
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
The best team to lift the trophy was Brazil's star-studded 1970 team.
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The French set up FIFA and the World Cup.
Kylian Mbappé (c), France’s new star.
When France won the world cup in 1998, the team was celebrated for its multiculturalism. What has happened since?
In 2016, Norwich City Football Club was one of dozens of English football teams that took part in the Stonewall Charity’s “Rainbow Laces” campaign to combat discrimination against LGBT fans and players.
Football presents itself as a neutral, universal and, in a way, desexualised sport. Yet despite widespread campaigns against homophobia, deeply negative attitudes about gay players persist.
Brazil, the 1958 World Cup winners: Vicente Feola (coach), Djalma Santos, Zito, Bellini, Nilton Santos, Orlando, Gylmar, Garrincha, Didi, Pelé, Vava, Zagallo.
The 17-year-old prodigy thrilled the world and set the scene for Brazil's decades-long dominance of the World Game.
North Korean cheerleaders support the South Korean men’s ice hockey team in PyeongChang.
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Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
English fans before the match on June 11.
You can't understand the Euro 2016 violence without looking at police failings and trouble caused by fans from other countries.
France’s Olivier Giroud (right), Paul Pogba, Laurent Koscielny and Antoine Griezmann train for Euro 16.
France's performance at Euro 16 could provide the country with a much needed boost – if its footballers can stand up to the test, that is.
Not much liberty, fraternity or equality round here.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.
Liberté, egalité, fraternité.
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The beautiful game, the global game, the people’s game – football. This great sport, belongs to everyone and it unites us all.
Football fixtures. Handover time for Blatter and Putin.
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The race remains world cycling’s crown jewel, despite the doping scandals.
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July in France means tourists, sunflowers, Bastille Day and the running of the national bicycle race. The Tour is one of the most recognisable symbols of France in the global imagination. But it is an…
The World Cup may be safe in German hands, but the legacy the tournament will leave in Brazil might be contested for some time.
The losing World Cup teams and fans are licking their wounds, while newly crowned world champions Germany will celebrate for at least the next four years. However, the world has already started to ask…