By David Shams
For the first time since 2002, the World Cup finals ended without needing extra time.
But that’s not what captured the attention of the media. Rather, it was the fact that so many of the players on the winning side, France, came from immigrant backgrounds — either first or second generation.
It wasn’t just France, though. Many sides competing in Russia this summer relied heavily on players who are immigrants, children of immigrants or citizens who grew up abroad.
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