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FOOTBALL: African Players who Represented other Non-African Countries in The 2018 World Cup

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The List of Footballers of African Origine who represented other countries out of Africa in the FIFA World Cup in Russia.




Cape verde:
Manuel Fernandes (Portugal)
Gelson Matins (Portugal)
Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland)

Angola:
William Carvahlo (Portugal)
Blaise Matuidi (France)

Uganda:
Pione Sisto (Denmark)

Tanzania:
Yussuf poulsen (Denmark)
Marcus Rashford (England)

DR Congo:
Presnel kimpembe (France)
Steven N’zonzi (France)
Steve Mandanda (France)
Denise Zakaria (Switzerland)
Vincent Kompany (Belgium)
Rumelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Youri Teilemans (Belgium)
Dedryk Boyata (Belgium)
Michy Batshuayi (Belgium)




Cameroun:
Samuel Umtiti (France)
Kylian Mbappe (France)
Francois Moubandje (Switzerland)
Breel Embolo (Swwitzerland)
Yvon Mvogo (Switzerland)

Guinea:
Paul Pogba (France)

Mali:
Ousmann Dembele (France)
N’Golo Kante (France)
Moussa Dembele (Belgium)

Morocco:
Adil Rami (France)
Nabil Fekir (France)
Marrouane Fellaini (Belgium)
Nacer Chadli (Belgium)

Senegal:
Benjamin Mendy (France)
Thomas Lemar (France)

Nigeria:
Manuel akanji (Switzerland)
Delle Ali (England)

Cote d’Ivoire:
Johan Djourou (Switzerland)

Sierra Leone:
Antonio Rudiger (Germany)

Ghana:
Jerome Boateng (Germany)
Danny welbeck (England)

Little Facts:
From the above statistic of the Footballers of African descent, it can be seen that;

– France has the highest number of players of African origine (13), followed by Belgium and Switzerland with eight and seven players respectively.
– Democratic Republic of Congo has the most number of players in the diaspora at the World Cup being 9 in number.
– All the countries that have players of African descent in the world cup are from Europe.
– La Francophonie countries have the most players of arican descent in their national teams in the world cup [Majority of the players are also of La Francophonie African descent]
– So far, most of the players are defenders.
– There are just two keepers among the players (Yvon Mvogo CMR/SWISS, and Steve Mandanda DRC/FRA).
– Belgium has majority of players originating from a common country (Being that most of the Africans in Belgium are of Congelese descent)
– DR Congo as well has a majority of players playing for a common team (most of their players play for Belgium as well).

Source: Menthem

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