The President of Venezuela has called for an end to racism against immigrants in Europe while congratulating the France national football team for its 2018 FIFA World Cup title, noting that several players in the team are of African descent.

“The French team won, although it looked like an African team. Actually, Africa won — the African immigrants who have arrived in France,” Nicolas Maduro said during an official event in Caracas, which was aired on state television VTV.

“I hope Europe receives that message … no more racism in Europe against the African people, no more discrimination against immigrants,” he added.

France won its second World Cup title on Sunday by defeating Croatia 4-2 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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