French Football Team Received A Grand Welcome From Thousands Of Fans On Streets In France

FIFA Worldcup is one the most watched sports in the world. The popularity of this game is so high that even in a cricket-loving country like India, the excitement of FIFA matches is always at its peaks. The FIFA Worldcup 2018 final between Croatia and France ended yesterday where France became the world champion.

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The final was held a few days back at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia. The fans all over the world were on the edge of their seats as the two talented teams France and Croatia played the FIFA World Cup Final. France became the world champions and was awarded $38 Million along with the trophy.

The team has now returned home and when they reached France, they were warmly welcomed by thousands of fans cheering them.

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France's victorious football team has paraded the World Cup before hundreds of thousands of fans in Paris.

Jubilant crowds lined the capital's main artery, the Champs-Elysées, to greet the team's open-top bus. Jets saluted the players and the coach overhead, trailing smoke in French red, white and blue.

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The team was then honoured with an official reception by President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Macron's office announced that the players and their coach would receive the country's highest accolade - the Légion d'Honneur.

One of the players, Raphaël Varane, tweeted this video from the parade:

Mr Macron thanked the footballers for "having made us proud". "Never forget where you come from: all the clubs across France that trained you," he told them in the palace's gardens.

Paris transport company RATP said it was celebrating the success of Les Bleus by renaming some stations after the victors. They include Victor Hugo Lloris, after the team's captain and goalkeeper, and Deschamps-Elysées, in honour of the coach.

by Admin | Wed, Jul 18 - 11:18 AM

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