Lilian Thuram

Insider: World Cup icon Lilian Thuram says soccer doesn't protect Black players against racism. Now he's on a mission to start an organization that will.

April 29, 2021

France's winning team at the 1998 World Cup is one of the greatest in the history of soccer.

Led by captain Didier Deschamps, Les Bleus boasted a roster that included Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Vieira, and a young Thierry Henry.

While all of the above have since put their talents to good use in the world of football management, Lilian Thuram, another of France's biggest stars from the tournament, has instead chosen a different career path post retirement – fighting against racism.