In a housing estate in the gritty northern Paris suburb of Bondy, Adama Wagui has a stack of trophies he's accumulated during his budding career -- though his finest hour may have been when he was called on to block shots from local wunderkind, star France striker Kylian Mbappe. As excitement builds at the prospect of Les Bleus taking home the World Cup, 20 years after their win on home soil, their success is a source of pride in the deprived estates or "banlieues" where many of France's players honed their game.

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