France win the 2018 World Cup

2018 World Cup in Russia

After France won the world cup, ecstatic fans gathered around the capitals ‘main artery, the Champs-Elysees to congratulate the team. Jets circled the space above the team and their coach letting out red, white, and blue smoke into the air. Later on, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, welcomed them honoring them for the win. The match ended 4-2 with France having the lead against Croatia. The final was played in Moscow on Sunday evening. The cup was the second world cup France won in history. The last time they were crowned world champions in football was back in 1998. The president of France, Emanuel Macron confirmed that the team would receive the highest accolade in France, the Legion d'Honneur. The captain Hugo Lloris was the first to come out of the plane holding the trophy.

Massive crowds who cheered them received the team. One of the players, Raphael Varane, video recorded himself and tweeted the video on his timeline. Later, the president together with his wife, Brigitte joined the team and coach at the presidential palace steps. Macron congratulated the players for making the country proud. He continued to say that they should never forget where they came from including all those clubs in France where the footballers trained. At the presidential palace, over 3,000 guests were invited. A thousand of them surrounded the national team including youths from football clubs like Bondy. The club Bondy was where the 19-year-old star Mbappe started his career.

However, amidst the celebrations, there have been cases of female fans being sexually harassed. For instance, one fan took it to twitter to complain of her ordeal on Sunday night. She claims that she was forcefully kissed and inappropriately touched. In France, fans reveled the whole night with some cities experiencing violence. Such towns were Paris, Strasbourg, and Rouen. On the Champs-Elysees, youths broke in stealing wine and champagne from the cellars. The team was celebrated to the point that Paris Transport company RATP decided to rename some of the stations by the team's names.

However, amidst the violence, the country was in a frenzy of joy after their victory. The teammates include the goalkeeper Victor Hugo Lloris who is also the team captain and their coach Deschamps Elysees. The World Cup has been the stage for many stars to shine, especially one Kylian Mbappe. The striker was raised in the high-immigration suburbs. The country was in a frenzy as they filled the bars and streets celebrating their win. Since the inauguration of Emanuel Macron, there was a turnaround in the football sector.

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