Is France’s World Cup championship team a bellwether for France’s political future?
For a long time most football fans experienced the game via the radio, making broadcasters cult figures. Like Allou Ndiaye in 1950s Senegal.
The Senegalese football jersey is a powerful symbol of nationhood and independence.
Drogba became one of the most famous footballers of his generation thanks to his time at Chelsea, but he never won a major tournament for his national team.
Didier Drogba is the master of the unruly and the absurd: when he is in form, none of what the other team does matters.