World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits

World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits

World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits

July 15, hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets of Paris to celebrate the victory of the French team at the world Championship - 2018.

Luka Modric and his Croatian teammates received a massive welcome as they touched down in Zagreb after 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Deschamps credited his star players for buying into a team mentality which was vital to their success.

"My greatest source of pride is that they had the state of mind, "Never give up, never give up", Deschamps said.

French media spent the day lauding the team's accomplishments.

Fan-area where fans can watch the final match, was located on the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel tower.

Infantino said, "We work very closely with Qatar 2022, and the experience here in Russian Federation made the bonds even stronger". "All we want is a wave from the players".

France has been celebrating its second football World Cup victory with a big welcome for the returning team.

"History Made" declared sports daily L'Equipe.

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World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup - that's all France is talking about. "Croatia was better with the ball than France - is just that France got more goals, and goals win matches", she said.

French pubcaster TF1 is to air a documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the country's triumph at this summer's Fifa World Cup. While France celebrates, the rest of the world is trying to learn how the country won in Russian Federation and how to stop it from dominating the soccer world in the coming years, as many predict will happen.

But some were keen to put that phrase to one side, seeing in it a sense of separateness, even if it was meant positively. Another said: "We are few, but we believed and that is enough".

Swiel said that he and his team are happy that they supported Croatia as the team represented what their brand stood for so well.

Only 39 percent of those polled by Odoxa said Macron was a good president, a 2 percentage point decrease since Odoxa's last poll on June 26. For example, the Victor Hugo station has become Victor Hugo Lloris and the Champs-Elysees Clemenceau stop has been dubbed he Deschamps-Elysees Clemenceau after coach Didier Deschamps. A number of smashed windows, an overturned auto and graffiti scrawled here and there, including the phrase "Liberte, Egalite, Mbappe", a reference to the national motto "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite".

Once the world's most expensive footballer after moving from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016 for £89 million (S$161 million), the 25-year-old has endured criticism for his performances for club and country.

After leaving the Champs-Elysees, the players changed into custom-made blue suits before being welcomed at the Elysee Palace by President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, who were also decked out in blue for the occasion.

And it is not just the capital that has been consumed by football fever.

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