Cape Town - The French ambassador to the United States of America Gerard Araud responded in a detailed letter to South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah's comments saying that Africa won the Soccer World Cup.
On Sunday, France claimed their second title in 20 years after a 4-2 victory over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Following Africa's poor showing at the tournament in Russia, many Africans started siding and supporting France as majority of their players having an African background.
According to The South African website, 14 of France's 23-man squad are of African descent - Presnel Kimpembe (Congo), Samuel Umtiti (Cameroon), Paul Pogba (Guinea), Kylian Mbappe (Cameroon/Algeria), Ousmane Dembélé (Mauritius/Senegal/Mali), Corentin Tolisso (Togo), N’Golo Kante (Mali), Blaise Matuidi (Angola/Congo), Steven Nzonzi (Congo), Steve Mandanda (DRC), Adil Rami (Morocco), Nabil Fekir (Algeria), Djibril Sidibé (Mali), Benjamin Mendy (Senegal).
Noah joked on his show following France's win that "Africa had won the World Cup", which resulted in Araud's outrage.
The South African took to his show to clear the air and explain why he thinks Africa had won the World Cup.
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When I say they're African, I’m not saying it as a way to exclude them from their Frenchness. I’m saying it to include them in my Africanness. https://t.co/8RW4Rvt7m6— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 19, 2018