Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is convinced that Africa and not France are the real winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, with a team featuring number players of African heritage. “The French team seems like the African team, in reality Africa won, the African immigrants who arrived in France,” said Maduro.
Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, and Antione Griezmann were all at their best form as they guided France to their second ever world cup win. Of the 23-man France squad, 16 have African ancestry.
“How much have they despised Africa, and in the football World Cup France won the trophy thanks to African players or the sons of Africans,” Maduro adds. “That’s enough racism in Europe against Africans, enough discrimination against migrants.
“Hopefully France and Europe will appreciate that us, southerners, Africans, Latin Americans, are worthy and powerful.”
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