Les Bleus clinched their first title on the global stage since 1998 after defeating the Croats in Moscow
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 thrashed 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.
France just won the #WorldCup, but so did Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria, the DRC, Mali, and Guinea and Senegal.
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
We don see your best for this World Cup and you no spend time for Hair Salon.
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
I’d give everybody that RTs this €50 each if Buhari the president of Nigeria can take a picture in this posture 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 #Macron #France pic.twitter.com/QwUcyxgF2L
— Ararara (@feladdict_) 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..
Dejan Lovren talk say e be the Best Defender for this World because e carry Liverpool and Croatia to final…
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
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
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— A_may (@Emaurice01) July 15, 2018
I now understand why France president came to Nigeria and choose to visit African shrine😄
— betikujacob (@betikujacob) July 15, 2018