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Kalidou Koulibaly has no regrets for choosing Senegal over France

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Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly insists he has no regrets for choosing to play for Senegal over new world champions France

The 27-year-old was eligible to represent France at international level due to having been born in the country at Saint-DiƩ-des-Vosges.

Koulibaly even went on play for the France U-20 team before deciding to switches allegiances to Senegal in 2015 – where his parents come from.

Despite France going on to the 2018 World Cup in Russia though, Koulibaly has no doubts over whether or not he made the right decision.

“I don’t have any regrets because I want to write the story of the future of Senegal football and I hope I’ll be able to do that,” Koulibaly told BBC.

“For me [the World Cup] was a good experience because I wanted to show that Senegal is one of the best teams in Africa.

“I spoke about the decision with my wife and I chose to go with Senegal.

“When I saw the light in the eyes of my parents when I told them I had chosen Senegal, I was really happy and comfortable with my choice.”

Koulibaly has since made 29 appearances at international level for Senegal.