A total of 15 players of African descent were part of the 23-man squad that represented France in Russia 2018.
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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