France produces the most World Cup players. Here’s why.

French-born players are competing for national teams from Europe, Africa, and South America. Fifty players at this year’s World Cup were born or raised in France. That’s far more than the number of those hailing from any other country, including Brazil, which is the country of origin for 28 players (making it second in this ranking). But not all these athletes play for France. French-born players can be found on the rosters of Morocco, Portugal, Senegal, and Tunisia. Why?

The answer is twofold and can be explained by examining the history...

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By: Vox - Tuesday, 10 July

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