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Seriously. I swear none of them are. There just about all born in Africa and moved to France when there small children. Lets make a list of French players, born and raised in France with French parents. My bet, we dont get more than 3.
I'll start.

Frank Ribery.
 
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Here's a few more for your list:

Nicolas Anelka (born March 14, 1979 in Versailles, France)
Thierry Daniel Henry (born August 17, 1977 in Paris, France)
Éric Bilal Abidal (born July 11, 1979 in Lyon, france)
Alou Diarra (born July 15, 1981 in Villepinte, France)
Mathieu Flamini (born March 7, 1984 in Marseille, france)
Florent Malouda (born June 13, 1980 in Cayenne, French Guiana, france)
Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983 Sens, Bourgogne, France)
Lassana Diarra (born March 10, 1985 in Paris, France)
Sidney Govou (born July 27, 1979 in Le Puy-en-Velay, France)
Hatem Ben Arfa (born on March 7, 1987 in Clamart, france)
Sébastien Squillaci (born August 11, 1980 in Toulon, France)
Lilian Thuram (born January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France)


There are more but i got bored of looking at wikipedia:p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_national_football_team#Current_squad
 

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Mathieu Flamini
Sébastien Squillaci
Mickaël Landreau

-zuco- said:
Here's a few more for your list:

Nicolas Anelka (born March 14, 1979 in Versailles, France)
Thierry Daniel Henry (born August 17, 1977 in Paris, France)
Éric Bilal Abidal (born July 11, 1979 in Lyon, france)
Alou Diarra (born July 15, 1981 in Villepinte, France)
Mathieu Flamini (born March 7, 1984 in Marseille, france)
Florent Malouda (born June 13, 1980 in Cayenne, French Guiana, france)
Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983 Sens, Bourgogne, France)
Lassana Diarra (born March 10, 1985 in Paris, France)
Sidney Govou (born July 27, 1979 in Le Puy-en-Velay, France)
Hatem Ben Arfa (born on March 7, 1987 in Clamart, france)
Sébastien Squillaci (born August 11, 1980 in Toulon, France)
Lilian Thuram (born January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France)


There are more but i got bored of looking at wikipedia:p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_national_football_team#Current_squad

Most of them do not have French Parents!!!!
 
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Well my "research" wasn't that in depth, but I think being born in France makes you French? I don't have that much of an interest in the French team to go searching the web for more data, but I have also asked myself the same question as Justice before. Even Vieira wasn't born in france :eek:
 

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How do you find out where their parents come from ?

Depends on how much you believe Wikipedia.

On player profiles it usually gives their place of birth and from which nationality they have descended from.

Although even then you have to take into account that this may be referring to grandparents/great grand parents etc rather than their parents.
 

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I'd bet that many of them have dual nationality. Hatem Ben Arfa for example is part Tunisian...even if he was born in France.
 

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reddwarf said:
Depends on how much you believe Wikipedia.

On player profiles it usually gives their place of birth and from which nationality they have descended from.

Although even then you have to take into account that this may be referring to grandparents/great grand parents etc rather than their parents.
It does actually....well done

Louis Saha is French descended from Guadeloupe....in the West Indies.....

And because Guadeloupe is still a French Province - one of 26 they actually use the Euro, lmao...........nice :)
 

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Dont worry soon we can say the same about the RoI team. "Where any of them born in the Republic or do they all come from Northern Ireland?" now that the Republic can claim any player born in Northern Ireland who hasn't played for Northern Ireland in a match. Thats fair isn't it...........

FIFA need to sort it out only play for the country your born on or if you have parents from the country you wish to play for.
 

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I was playing pro evo last night with france. I looked at their national side... They're all black! I don't think one of the staters was originally French... By the way i'm not talking about race, i'm mentioning their home country. Moulda and Viera are hardly french names now...
 
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Even the coach isn't fully French lol!

Raymond Domenech (born 24 January 1952 in Lyon) is a former French football player and the current manager of the French national team. He is of partly Southern Catalan descent. His father fled Spain during the rule of Francisco Franco. He has two children, Victoire (*2004) and Merlin (*2007) with famous football-specialized sports journalist Estelle Denis.
 

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-zuco- said:
Here's a few more for your list:

Nicolas Anelka (born March 14, 1979 in Versailles, France)
Thierry Daniel Henry (born August 17, 1977 in Paris, France)
Éric Bilal Abidal (born July 11, 1979 in Lyon, france)
Alou Diarra (born July 15, 1981 in Villepinte, France)
Mathieu Flamini (born March 7, 1984 in Marseille, france)
Florent Malouda (born June 13, 1980 in Cayenne, French Guiana, france)
Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983 Sens, Bourgogne, France)
Lassana Diarra (born March 10, 1985 in Paris, France)
Sidney Govou (born July 27, 1979 in Le Puy-en-Velay, France)
Hatem Ben Arfa (born on March 7, 1987 in Clamart, france)
Sébastien Squillaci (born August 11, 1980 in Toulon, France)
Lilian Thuram (born January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France)


There are more but i got bored of looking at wikipedia:p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_national_football_team#Current_squad
sure they're all black apart from flamini so theyre all african somewhere along the line.

Englands best player could be playing ireland so its same diff!!! ROONEY!
 

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Dont worry soon we can say the same about the RoI team. "Where any of them born in the Republic or do they all come from Northern Ireland?" now that the Republic can claim any player born in Northern Ireland who hasn't played for Northern Ireland in a match. Thats fair isn't it...........

FIFA need to sort it out only play for the country your born on or if you have parents from the country you wish to play for.
what catholic would want to play for the north now to be fair, if gibson wants to play for us leave him at it, better than bein booed and racially abused by the pricks that follow the north
 

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what catholic would want to play for the north now to be fair, if gibson wants to play for us leave him at it, better than bein booed and racially abused by the pricks that follow the north
Yeah bring the old ' Northern Ireland just a bunch of Rangers supporting super Prods' view. Fact is 99.9% of Northern Ireland fans support The Catholics who play for us already yes that right were not some 'super prod sing the sash and the billy boys' fans. If Northern Ireland fans are seen sing songs like the sash they get slaughtered while if Republic fans were to do the equivlent it would only be a 'bit o' craic' and were NORTHERN IRELAND not the 'north'
 

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Yeah bring the old ' Northern Ireland just a bunch of Rangers supporting super Prods' view. Fact is 99.9% of Northern Ireland fans support The Catholics who play for us already yes that right were not some 'super prod sing the sash and the billy boys' fans. If Northern Ireland fans are seen sing songs like the sash they get slaughtered while if Republic fans were to do the equivlent it would only be a 'bit o' craic' and were NORTHERN IRELAND not the 'north'
true not all the northy boys are booin the catholic lads but v few players would play for their country if they had to go thru 90mins of even the small minority abusin them. remember neil lennon was gettin death threats that time?!!
fact is catholic players dont want the hassle and most likely like most catholics up there he prob sees himself as an irish man rather than a brit, the good friday agreement allows him to play for us so leave him at it!!
and sectarian songs are frowned upon at republic matches too, the like of fields of athenry and even sine fianna fail are about wantin the brits out and wantin freedom but ya cant deny us singin them!!
 
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