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Pogba: Why I Play For France & Not Guinea

With Paul Pogba being among the biggest European superstars who could have represented an African nation, the Manchester United midfielder has revealed why he chose France over Guinea.

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It has been seven years since the former Juventus star made his debut for Les Bleus, with the 27-year-old having already played in two FIFA World Cups, one of which he won, and one UEFA European Championship.

Pogba has represented his country 69 times so far, but his international career might have been different had he chosen to follow in his two brothers' footsteps in playing for Guinea, where they, along with both of his parents, were born.

In a recent interview, the Red Devils man explained that it was always his desire to play for France, where he was born, and that his family gave him their blessing to choose the European nation over Guinea.

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"It was a dream for me," he said on the Manchester United podcast.

"It was a dream when I started with the national team in France. I always wanted to play for France.

"My brothers played for Guinea, but I wanted to play for France. They were born in Guinea, and they always said 'we'll take care of Guinea and you take care of France'.

"It was always my dream to play for the French national team."

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Pogba has scored 10 goals and assisted a further seven strikes for his national team.

Do you think Pogba would have chosen to represent Guinea like his brothers if he had also been born in the African country? Let us know in the comments section below.


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