Seven Muslim players in French team who are playing 2018 – FIFA world cup

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    By Muslim Mirror Desk,

    The blue dream is alive. French are into the finals. Fiery Belgium has been defeated. By closest of margins. But, margins for now are least into head of Deschamps and his blue-eyed boys. The 1998 champions are staring at another trophy. One more win and Russia stands conquered.

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    There is a host of Muslim players in the French squad, who have contributed to France’s success. Here is a list of players who are playing for France – FIFA WC 2018.

    Paul Pogba

    Paul Pogba

    Coming into the tournament with a not so great performance for Manchester United Pogba has played pretty maturely in Russia and has been a vital cog in the French team. In 2012, Pogba joined Italian side Juventus to win four consecutive Serie A titles, as well as two Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. He received the Golden Boy award in 2013 and Bravo Award in 2014. In 2016, Pogba was named to the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year as well as the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI, after helping Juventus to the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final.

    Ousmane Dembele

    Ousmane Dembele

    A 21-year-old forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the France national team. Dembele hails from Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. He won the German Cup DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund in 2016-17 in addition to La Liga 2017–18 and Copa del Rey 2017–18 with Barcelona. Furthermore, he was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year 2015–16, UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2016, Bundesliga Rookie of the Season 2016–17, and Man of the match in 2017 DFB Pokal Final. That’s in addition to being named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season 2016–17.

    N’Golo Kante

    N’Golo Kante

    A Malian born central midfielder plays for the English club Chelsea. In 2015, he joined Leicester City to win the club’s first ever Premier League title. The following year, he joined Chelsea winning the league again in his first season. He also won the PFA Player, Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year and became the first outfield player to win back-to-back English league titles with different clubs.

    Adil Rami

    Adil Rami

    A Moroccan-born central defender, with French nationality, Adil plays for the French club Marseille. He won the ‘Ligue 1’ in 2010-11 and Coupe de France 2010-11 with Lille. Moreover, he achieved the UEFA Europa League trophy with Sevilla in 2015–16 and made it to the UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season for the same season.

    Djibril Sidibe

    Djibril Sidibe

    A 24-year old defender, and originally Senegalese. He plays for AS Monaco club and the French national team. He won ‘Ligue 1’ in 2016-17 with Monaco and was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year in the same season.

    Benjamin Mendy

    Benjamin Mendy

    Also hailing from Senegal, Mendy is a skillful footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club, Manchester City and the France national team. He won Ligue 1 with Monaco before moving to England on a then world-record transfer fee for a defender.

    Nabil Fekir

    Nabil Fekir

    He is originally from Algeria, and features as attacking midfielder and forward for the French club Lyon and the French national team. He was named Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year in 2014-15. Fekir was also named the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year in both 2014–15 and 2017–18 as well as the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month in October 2017.

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    1. Congratulations to France and her team for winning FIFA world cup. May Allah bless the entire team and create wonders and miracles like this in future. Aameen

      • It happened because 7/11 worked harder, practiced more, and remained a team. Use the same technique elsewhere, victory/success will visit you and remain with you forever because it is God’s promise.

    2. Am not against your religion but Pogba and Mendy should stop deceiving their selves and adopt real Islam name. How can you call your self a Muslim and yet you bear the name paul and Benjamin? You should bear umar Pogba and Musa Mendy. Paul and Benjamin is a Christian name. Congrats to France for their achievement at the world level.

      • What are you talking about, you do realise they do not need to change their name. I urge you to do some research before spouting such comments.

        Peace!

      • Whats in a name dear?
        A rose by any other name would be just as fragrant !
        By the way, a Muslim is one who submits his/her will to single Almighty God Allah, and can have whatever good name he/she chooses.
        Stop being extreme in understanding of this beautiful religion Islam.

      • Despite rss hatred and propaganda, these dhakkan log–read Muslims are still the fastest-growing religion believers in the educated and developed world !
        Ankit is a paid troll learning about Islam from authentic sources in Muslim mirror, good sincere effort !

    3. @ankit people can criticize if a terrorist happens to be a Muslim but not be proud when the people in world cup winner team are Muslim..
      Double standard

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