Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)The French World Cup side has been jokingly referred to as the only African team left in the tournament because of the diverse and multicultural make-up of the team.
The touching reason some Kenyans supported Croatia in World Cup final
But one African country is backing rivals Croatia to win the title because they say they owe a debt of gratitude to Croatians.
Kenyans have been posting their support for the Eastern European side on social media because they say Croatia stood by them during one of their worst moments.
In April 2015, Kenya experienced one of the deadliest terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of 147 university students at Garissa University.
It was the worst terror attack on Kenyan soil since the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings, which killed 213.
Croatian students from the University of Zagreb decided to show a force of solidarity with mourning Kenyans by organizing a flash mob of 147 students, who lay on the ground for 147 seconds to honor the victims of the attack.
Immigration minister Gordon Kihalangwa tweeted: "I remember Croatia very well. They stood with us during the Garissa terror attack. I wish them all the best."