The meeting of November 8th 2010 (audio N° 5)

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Francis Smerecki takes up the defence of players with dual nationality who have receioved training in France’s national team academies and who later decide to play for another country. Laurent Blanc replies that all Black players, except those from the French West Indies, potentially pose such a problem. “Because all the blacks, if you take out the Antillais [from the French Caribbean], they are of African origin,” says Blanc. “So, African, they are going to be able to play in an African team. (On tape: Francis Smerecki, Laurent Blanc)

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