In a long career that took in spells at Paris St Germain, Marseille, Torino and Inter Milan, Jocelyn Angloma travelled a long way from his native Abymes in Guadeloupe but never forgot his Caribbean home.
Five years after winning the last of 37 caps for France, he turned his back on Les Bleus and belatedly went on to make another 14 international appearances for Guadeloupe. Despite regularly qualifying for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in recent years - and reaching the semi-finals in 2007 - Guadeloupe cannot join FIFA and try to qualify for the World Cup finals due to the island's political status as a French department.
And that should not change according to Angloma, who is now assistant manager to Guadeloupe and recently travelled with a team of locally-based players to the latest edition of the 2012 Coupe de l'Outre Mer in Paris. To hear an interview with Jocelyn Angloma, pictured above at the Guadeloupe squad's hotel at Lisses north of Paris, click here.