Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

France's victorious World Cup team will get Legion of Honour, says Macron

France's victorious World Cup team will get Legion of Honour, says Macron

France defeated an unswerving Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, sending French football fans into a joyous frenzy and marking the country's second win in 20 years.

He said, "I think we were the better team but sometimes better teams don't win, I don't really realize what has happened yet - the World Cup is a lot".

It is the second time France has won the World Cup.

Maduro's comments sum up the views of a minority, perhaps bitter about Les Bleus' victory, who pointed to the ethnic origins of the players in a bid to suggest that the World Cup triumph had nothing to do with France.

Twitter saw the bulk of the conversations happening during the live matches, including during the final match between France and Croatia, which was the top tweeted match of the tournament.

France's players celebrate on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris today.

Some 82 percent of the French think Les Bleus' victory will boost national pride, 74 percent of them think it will improve France's image overseas, and 39 percent of them said it will have a positive impact on their own morale, Odoxa said.

Speaking to French daily Le Parisien, Sébastien Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordée, said that Mbappe is "a great person" who finds time to help at the charity.

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Lovren says he remembers his mum took him and they went to the basement and can't remember how long they sat there. He said: "It feels incredible, especially after everything that was said about us before the game".

It was the players, though, who captured the French imagination.

May 17, 2018, was when Mbappe was called for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Is it Africa winning when the United States of America win Gold medals in the Olympics? he said.

World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup - that's all France is talking about.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Kylian Mbappe of France is seen during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

"That's France. There are many origins here".

Photos of superstars Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, as well as shots of the team holding aloft and kissing the trophy, dominated coverage.

That really should be the last word.

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