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.
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.
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
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— Otunba Barida Leyiga (@BaridaLeyiga) July 15, 2018
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
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
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..— A_may (@Emaurice01) July 15, 2018
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