In my private life I am a soccer dad who lives in Paris. Most weekends, I get up early and my kids chauffeur to any sports place in the Banlieue, the Paris surrounding area. At the Moment, a couple of degrees colder is it still there as in the city itself.

These systems all look more or less like the Stade Karl Marx in the long Communist-dominated municipality of Villejuif, around the sports pitches of loose blocks of flats are comfort. While the children move, get the parents coffee.

Then, children with roots from all over the world to play against each other on the artificial grass courts, we adults stand behind the fence and watch. Far enough away that our are heard heckling on the course. Because in French football, the Éducateurs are the kings, the young trainer. They are direct emissaries of the centralised French football system, armed with awards, we parents are a nuisance.

in The world of football is counting on supplies from the Metropolitan area of Paris

in Spite of all The overwhelming good football, will be shown in such a Play makes it all the more bearable. At the end of the shaking hands with all, then we go home to defrost.

That France was in this summer world champion, was also in Paris Banlieusards Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté and Blaise Matuidi. The Metropolitan area of Paris is probably the deepest talent pool in the football world. From him and the countless Amateur clubs in the Metropolitan area of the French national team, but also many African selections, not feeds. Even Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro from BVB is originally from Paris.

The Paris football is probably the most successful and best-integrated part of French society. Maybe the Rest of the country creates it at some point, to join them.