After FIFA World Cup win French fans paint Delhi blue
Jul 17 2018
Les Blues claimed the country's second World Cup with a 4-2 win over Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, adding to the maiden win at their home tournament at France 98.
France's squad began parading the golden trophy after departing their plane at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, where a red carpet was laid out as captain Hugo Lloris and manager Didier Deschamps led the World Cup winners home.
France's World Cup win comes a year after far-right leader Marine Le Pen reached the run-off stage in the French presidential election.
Demonstrators confront riot police during clashes on the Champs Elysees.
One station, Notre-Dame des Champs, will now be called Notre Didier Deschamps (Our Didier Deschamps), in an homage to the coach.
Speaking on Europe1, the minister said that the demographics of France's national team, with the majority of its players from an African background, "highlights good news" that "we don't often recognise". "I could see them lift the trophy, but this is really fantastic", Aleksandar Todorovic said.
Macron joined the team in the dressing room where he was taught how to dab by Benjamin Mendy to celebrate World Cup victory, the second in the nation's history after France 1998.
"France was not my team, but I am so pleased for them today", said Sarah, a 24-year-old from Birmingham in England, who is studying medicine in Paris.
President of France Emmanuel Macron celebrates after France win the World Cup next to spouse Brigitte Macron, July 15, 2018, in Moscow.
Kante was rated the lowest Frenchman and joint-lowest player on the pitch by the French publication with a score of just 3/10 alongside Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, who conceded four goals - two of which he could have arguably done better.
Despite a voice almost failing him, Pogba then proved himself a showman off the field as well as on by leading the guests in an impromptu celebratory rap punctuated by "Allez les Bleus!".
"We've had lots of problems in France these past years", he said, recalling deadly terror attacks.
Waving French flags and chanting "We are the champions", supporters united in a party atmosphere throughout the night.
Tear gas was lobbed at one point on the Champs-Elysees.