January 07, 2014
Mamadou Sakho celebrates one of his two goals against Ukraine, which helped France overcome a two-goal deficit in their World Cup qualifying playoff.
Michel Euler/AP
Romelu Lukaku is of Congolese descent and is at the forefront of a large group of multi-ethnic players on the Belgian national team.
Darko Bandic/AP
Belgium's multi-national makeup includes Kinshasa-born forward Christian Benteke, left, and captain Vincent Kompany, far right, whose father migrated from the Congo.
Yves Logghe/AP

Laurent Dubois is a historian and the author of Soccer Empire and is the editor of the Soccer Politics Blog. Follow him on Twitter @Soccerpolitics.

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