Yes but since both of the above are French-born, that means they are FRENCH and not Africans with French passports. Neither of my parents were born in this country, but I was, therefore I am ENGLISH and BRITISH and not a foreigner with a British passport. Where their parents came from is not the issue. I thought you of all people David would see what was behind my comment....Passing over for a moment my irritation with beefy's rather close-to-the-edge post, I think we have: Benoit Assou-Ekotto. French-born, plays football for Cameroon.
And, judging by his name and appearance, I reckon that Adel Taarabt's parents are from North Africa.