Winning the FIFA World Cup is every footballer’s dream. Club and personal achievements come behind, and the World Cup always stands ahead. A few players complete their dreams, and many don’t. The French-born striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the footballers who could have achieved his dream but couldn’t.
Here is how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could have won the World Cup
The striker Aubameyang was born in Laval, France, and was brought up there. But he played only one game for the French U21 football team. The reason was that he decided to play for Gabon because his father once captained the team.
“My brother and I had a choice to win the World Cup or respect our home country. But I decided to respect my home country, Gabon, over France.”
If Aubameyang had chosen France over Gabon, he could have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As we all know, he was in his prime from 2015 to 2019. Undoubtedly, he would have started in all games for the France national football team and lifted the World Cup.
He also mentioned:
“I didn’t make a mistake to play for Gabon over France. I feel at peace when I struggle with my family, which is in Gabon, rather than choosing already rich countries like France and Spain.”
Aubameyang also had a chance to represent the Spain National Football Team because of his Spanish nationality. But he chose Gabon over other countries.
Representing the Gabon National Football Team, he made 74 appearances, scored 30 goals, and provided 12 assists. Moreover, he is also the captain of the team. Though he also led the team to a third-place finish in the 2018 King’s Cup, he is considered the star of Gabon.
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