Camavinga 'gives up' Angola, chooses France

17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga was born in Angola but moved to France with his family when he was very

17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga was born in Angola but moved to France with his family when he was very young

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Rennes's 17-year-old midfielder has been delivering excellent performances in Ligue 1

It's official. Eduardo Camavinga has a French passport since October 31st and should now be called to the Gallic teams, to the detriment of Angola, where he was born. The 17-year-old has been delivering excellent performances for Rennes (French first league) since last season and could now be playing for Angola in the under-17 World Cup taking place in Brazil, but opted for the "bleus."

It was Eduardo himself who announced his French nationality on his Twitter account, and will now be waiting for the first call to one of the French national teams. Despite his young age, some people argue he should be called to France's main team. But according to the French press, Camavinga is likely to start with the under-21 team... at the age of 17.

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