These are the 15 Africans who helped France to World Cup glory

The French team that won the 2018 FIFA World in Russia has a huge African identity

Les Blues defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and French players of African descent were dominant.

Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old who lit up Russia, scoring four goals, including one in the final to become the second youngest player since Pele in the 1958 score in the final of the Mundial has Cameroonian and Algerian descent.

Ngolo Kante, who marshaled the midfield for France is of Malian descent, whereas Paul Pogba who also registered his name on the scoresheet in the final is of Guinean descent.

Below is the descent of all the France World Cup winning team

Steve Nzonzi: DR Congo

Benjamin Mendy: Senegal

Kylian Mbappe – Cameroon / Algeria roots

Paul Pogba – Guinea

Steve Mandanda – Democratic Republic of Congo

Blaise Matuidi – Angola / Congo

Ngolo Kante – Mali

Ousmane Dembele – Senegal, Mali, Mauritania

Nabil Fekir – Algerian

Samuel Umtiti – Cameroon

Adil Rami – Morocco

Benjamin Mendy – Senegal

Djibril Sidibe – Senegal

Presnel Kimpembe – Democratic Republic of Congo

Corentin Tolisso: Togo

Thomas Lemar: Nigeria


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