Martinique is an overseas territory of France. The Martinique national football team is not affiliated with FIFA and so cannot play in the FIFA world cup. Citizens of Martinique are French citizens and so can play for France. Martinique is part of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football and so can take part in tournaments affiliated with that authority. An example of this is the Gold Cup where the Martinique national football team can actually select players who have not played for France for five years. Martinique have performed well at Gold Cups with their best performance a quarter-final appearance in 2002.
Martinique is in the eastern Caribbean sea. It is to the south of Saint Lucia and Barbados. Despite its place in the world Martinique is actually part of the European Union, being affiliated with France. As such its currency is the euro and the official language is French.
Martinique’s economy is primarily based on trade with other countries. Agricultural products such as sugar, bananas, meat and vegetables are exported, although sugar has more and more been used in rum production. As with many of the islands in the Caribbean the country has had to shift to a tourism based economy, although Martinique has the benefit of receiving aid from France.