French celebrate World Cup Victory in Paris

France's World Cup winners given heroes' welcome in Paris

Hundreds of police in riot gear were lined up on side streets to monitor revellers.

Dubbed "the president of the rich" by his detractors, the French leader has been criticised for putting off a plan for the poor until after the World Cup.

"Wow, it was completely insane!"

Croatia may not have come out winners, but that did not stop National Bakery from giving away 500 loaves of bread as they stood behind the team whose jersey bears a striking resemblance to their bread bag.

France's team players celebrate with the trophy and greet their fans while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on Monday after winning the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup final football match.

Then a parade was carried out by the fans which ended at Elysee Palace where the team was greeted by the President himself.

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

"Thanks to you all!" "This team is handsome because it was united".

"We're not still celebrating "Black-Blanc-Beur", we're celebrating brotherhood", he said of the current team.

The fun continued in the garden with chants led by midfielder Paul Pogba and off-the-cuff songs.

"It's true, we went on the pitch, and we said, We're going to crush them all!" he said.

Some of the children even got to touch the famed trophy, which captain Hugo Lloris handed around.

"We are linked for life now with this Cup", defender Raphael Varane told BFM-TV on Monday before departing from Moscow, evoking the theme of unity that French partiers have consistently evoked. Antoine Griezmann's corner was flicked on by Blaise Matuidi, striking Perisic's hand. Maybe today we played our best game at these championships. "I hope that lots of young people will have seen this match and do the same", he added.

The Arc de Triomphe was awash in the national colours, lit with the rooster symbol, the faces of the winning team and the words "Proud to be Blue", or French.

Bourassi runs a youth center in Bondy - Mbappe's home that was among those scarred by riots in 2005 that exposed the fissures of France that have yet to heal - and he knows the teenage star of the tournament.

Several Paris Metro stations were temporarily adjusting their names to honor the team and its members, the transport authority tweeted.

France's won its first World Cup at home in 1998.

"It represents enormous things", said Goffrey Hamsik, dressed in a hat resembling a rooster - the French national symbol - and a shirt with Mbappe's No. 10 number.

Hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols. "France won, and that's good for the country, that will do us good for some months".

The breathless victory under stormy skies meant his side - a balance of youthful vitality and big-tournament experience - have buried the pain of their defeat in the Euro 2016 final in Paris.

He was embraced by French President Emmanuel Macron, posed for photos on the field with wife Claude and son Dylan, cradled one of the hardest trophies to win in sports.

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