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Guadeloupe

July 26th, 2011

Guadeloupe is a French overseas territory in the Caribbean, and as such it is also part of the Euro zone (along with other French overseas territories such as Reunion, Martinique and Mayotte). The islands have a population about the size of Manchester, and although they are not FIFA members, they are members of the CONCACAF and have been successful in recent tournaments losing to Jamaica on penalties in the Final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Football politics is fairly complex when it comes to Guadeloupe. All Guadeloupeans are elegible to play for France since they are French citizens. As a special rule for the Gold Cup Guadeloupeans are allowed to join the team on the condition that they haven’t played for France in the past 5 years. In theory Thierry Henry could well make his Guadeloupe debut in a few years time.

Guadeloupe – Home – 2009

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3 Responses to “Guadeloupe”

  1. Abu-Dun

    Hi! I would love to read some additional comments in these posts, like you did in the beginning. How you got them, etc. That would be nice.

  2. nickisposh

    Yeah I’ll will do this over the summer. I would like to put lots of details and links in, along with costs.

    I’ve only just got back onto the internet having been without for a month. Lots of catching up to do!

    Thanks for reading.

  3. Mads Jones

    Awesome finds as ever

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