Les Bleus clinched their first title on the global stage since 1998 after defeating the Croats in Moscow and Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate France’s second Fifa World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Didier Deschamps’ men outclassed their European counterparts after Mario Mandzukic’s own goal and efforts from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe bagged an all-important victory at this year’s global tournament final.
Sunday’s victory in Moscow meant Les Bleus had defeated the two opponents that defeated the Super Eagles in Russia – Argentina [4-3] and Croatia [4-2].
Aside from that, Didier Deschamps’ side boast of an array of players of African descent, and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to rejoice as a victory for Africa at large.
See some of the reactions below;
“France just won the #WorldCup , but so did Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria, the DRC, Mali, and Guinea and Senegal”.
The Cup may have never before belonged to so much of the world. pic.twitter.com/FfIB2snhUY — The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) July 15, 2018
Probably if buhari had gone to fela’s shrine, Nigeria would have had a chance in the world cup…….. Congratulations France — Oluwafunmilayo (@FunmiOwolabi2) July 15, 2018
France wins, Nigeria wins by our Africans.
Croatia wins, Nigeria wins by group D member.
Either way, we win! 💪💪 #WorldCupFinal #FRAKRO pic.twitter.com/tTPLoBwqfO — Mr AMD 🤓 (@awesome_oho) July 15, 2018
We don see your best for this World Cup and you no spend time for Hair Salon.
If i catch you for Salon in Manchester, na cane i go use flog you. #mufc #FRACRO pic.twitter.com/3TwseMnFzX — Man United in Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) July 15, 2018”
“Though I was tipping #CRO to win, kudos to France for getting the job done in 90 minutes. They were exceptional and rightly deserve the victory. 👏👏👏👏 #FRACRO #WorldCupFinal — Olakunle FAYIGA (@k_ef4real) July 15, 2018”
“Congratulations France you conquered the Goliath of England and Nigeria! Well deserved victory — OreOluwa(Gift of God (@akinst) July 15, 2018”
“France is such a great big brother to Nigeria, they helped us beat the two counties that beat us. Arg and Croatia. — DeeClark (@GuessTheMaga) July 15, 2018”
“We had the Shrine
We depended on a Pig..
Oh Nigeria who do una this thing. The French President left Europe to come to our own shrine. Congratulations France #YouKnowTheRest — Otunba Barida Leyiga (@BaridaLeyiga) July 15, 2018”
“Dejan Lovren talk say e be the Best Defender for this World because e carry Liverpool and Croatia to final…
To mark attendance. pic.twitter.com/RDV0teZB9a — Man United in Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) July 15, 2018”
“The Nigeria Avengers indeed… Great game , great Final..France World cup champions 2018 🤗.. #WorldCupFinal #worldcupRussia2018 — DA VINci (@DrEghe) July 15, 2018”
“The president of France had tapped into Nigeria’s blessings when he came visiting so essentially, it’s still Nigeria’s win. 💃🏼😂 — daisysignature (@daisysignature1) July 15, 2018”
“Nigeria lost to Argentina
France beat them
Nigeria lost to Croatia
France beat them
France is our mum y’all !!!!!!! #FRA #FRAKRO #FRAvsCRO #WorldCupRussia2018 — Jackson’s eyes (@angel_edeh) July 15, 2018”
“Finally Africa wins it’s 1st world Cup but in french colours lol. Congratulations France,well deserved. Love the Croatian spirit though & their great team spirit. — Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) July 15, 2018”
“I don’t Care, they are my African champions..
Weldone France, I knew the cup was yours since you took Care of Argentina for Nigeria pic.twitter.com/d3NjKANiLQ”
“I now understand why France president came to Nigeria and choose to visit African shrine😄 — betikujacob (@betikujacob) July 15, 2018”
All the teams that chopped Nigeria @thenff in this WC, France defeated them with nothing less than 4 goals 😀. Merci beaucoup! @FFF — Sisan⚡ (@Jentl_jeri) July 15, 2018