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Once upon a time Algeria was ruled by the French as a colony, and during that time they suffered terribly. But during the height of their war for independence a few brave footballers, many of whom played for French teams, turned their back on a chance to play in the World Cup to play for the Front Liberation National soccer team. The video is a bit long, but its a very interesting story, and I’ma sucker for history.

Posted by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com


About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


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