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‘France is a country in Africa’: How social media has reacted to France’s World Cup victory

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France’s players celebrate as they hold their World Cup trophy during the trophy ceremony at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO

“It is Croatia against the African Union,” was a popular tweet making rounds just before the final World Cup game that was played yesterday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Indeed many Ugandans and Africans were supporting France to beat Croatia since the French team was considered closer to home with five of its players having African ancestry.

However, tables have turned since France’s 4:2 victory against Croatia as big sections of not only Africa but the entire world are trolling the new World Cup champions for hiring ‘African mercenaries’ where their own country men could not perform the task.

Here are some of the reactions to France’s victory.

?Ajay Mathankar: Say what you want about France, but their preparation for this tournament was second to none. Spent half of the 20th century conquering Africa so they could build this side

@b__balah: I told you guys, France is a country in Africa

@Maq_one: Macron: Africa has a civilizational problem. Also, Macron: Thank you for winning us ze world cup.

@TouchLineBet: Congrats to France, but most especially… Congrats to Africa.

Waiswa Ronald: Since Africa has won the World Cup. Where is the party tonight???

Richard S Ssebaggala: Kyoka Ugandans (Africans?) … kale we are gullible. Mbu Africa won the world cup. Try going to get the French Visa today and you will quickly find out how Africa won nothing.

Jonathan Ngui Makau: Congratulations France for winning the World Cup. Africa is celebrating with you…. 14 African players in the team 2018.

Kamurasi Rukidi Fred: Finally The UNITED NATIONS team after 20 years takes the world cup again..Cong’s France Africa united

Tonny Smart: #France is the first #African team to win the World Cup tonight. Mpulireyo A Mpakanya?

Sultan Tiago Rota Mc : I have been n Am still Team Croatia as I predicted at the start of World Cup . This saying of Black for blacks” sijuyi France is the only African team remaining, no way?. If these blacks had stayed home n played for their native countries in Africa we wouldn’t have exited that faster.

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