President of France, Macron urges Nigeria to Support France in World Cup
France's President Emmanuel Macron has told Nigerians that now the Super Eagles are out of the World Cup, they should support the French team. He tweeted his remarks made to young basketball players during his visit to Lagos:
BBC Africa Sport's Nick Cavell says France has 13 players in the squad who would be able to play for an African team.
Indeed two of the players have siblings who do so:
- Paul Pogba's brother Florentin plays for Guinea (and also played for France's U20 team)
- Steve Mandanda's brother Parfait plays for the Democratic Republic of Congo (and also played France's U21 team).
France next play Uruguay in a quarter-final match on Friday.
Source: BBC Nigeria