France have developed into the best team in the world over the past few years and look on track to build a dynasty that could dominate for years. But how did they get here? French football was uninspiring in the 1970s, until the French Football Federation decided to revamp the system through the introduction of club and national youth academies. After utilising the talent boom originating in the banlieues – the disadvantaged suburbs of major cities – French football is now sitting pretty at the top of the football pyramid. Can anyone stop the rise of this new dynasty?
Report: Alima Hotakie
Editing: Kirsten Jungclaus
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