This choropleth map shows the birth countries of football players who participate in the FIFA World Cup 2014. Some tidbits from the data:
Many of the players born in France are children of immigrants and have dual citizenship. Due to France's better training infrastructure players born and/or raised there often have better preconditions than those in Algeria for example.
Since only 23 players can be selected for a country, players may opt for the country of their ancestors rather than not participating at all in international tournaments.
Apart from reasons related to footballing skills, this may also reflect problems of integrating people with foreign roots in France.
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