A France-Algeria, in full Euro, in Paris.
An experience that only the popular district of Goutte d'Or, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, can offer you.
“They marked Algeria there, he's my brother!
», Exclaims Leïla.
Her son also plays in the green jersey, under the watchful eyes of the rest of the family.
A compact crowd gathered around Square Léon to attend this second edition of the African Cup of Nations in the 18th arrondissement, an amateur competition, organized by Mamoudou Camara.
"It has become a festive moment, a convivial moment", rejoices this inhabitant of the district.
"It's a moment that we all expect, all year round", supports Lamine Tandian, who supports Mamoudou in the organization, while coaching the French team, invited for the first time this year to participate in the CAN of the 18th.
“Initially it's the African Cup of Nations, so it brings together the African teams.
This is because we are in a neighborhood where there are more people from an immigrant background, ”slips the coach.
Behind the fences of the narrow city stadium, two meetings of around thirty minutes take place every evening.
The matches are played in 5 against 5 in a festive and friendly atmosphere.
“There weren't many events and nobody saw each other, so it's good for everyone to see each other again.
It puts a good atmosphere in the neighborhood ”, assures Jean-Louis Mendy, animator in the neighborhood.
The competition is expected to continue until late June or early July, depending on the weather.