FIFA World Cup soccer French team had 7 Muslim Players

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba while performing hajj. PHOTO COURTESY: TWITTER/ MARWAN AHMED.  The Muslim Times has the best collection to refute Islamophobia

Beautiful diversity: Football to spur social reform as Muslim players shine for France at World Cup

Source: The Tribune Express

By Kazim Hamdani

Published: July 16, 2018

KARACHI : As Les Bleus clinched their second World Cup title after a thrilling final win over Croatia, social media was quick to underscore that the team had seven Muslim players in it and how the country must apply its on-field victories off the field as well.

Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibé, Benjamin Mendy, Paul Pogba , N’Golo Kanté, Nabil Fekir and Ousmane Dembélé all practice the faith.

The country which is often in the spotlight for its Islamophobic social policies won the ultimate footballing prize with a team that is one-third Muslim.

Players praying before the game

Paul Pogba seen praying before a match against the Netherlands. SCREENGRAB: DAILYMOTION

Twitterati called on France to put an end to its “hypocrisy” and acknowledge the foundational and positive role Muslims play in developing its society.

“Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice,” American author Khaled Beydoun wrote.

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