France's World Cup heroes to parade on Champs-Elysees

Paris - France's homecoming World Cup champions will parade down the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Monday afternoon, the French football federation announced.

Les Bleus are expected to arrive at the city's Charles de Gaulle airport in mid-afternoon before their bus heads to the Arc de Triomphe for the parade.
President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, who both attended Sunday's final in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, will then welcome them to the Elysee Palace for an official reception.
Macron on Sunday told RMC radio that he was "very proud" of the youthful team after they won France's second World Cup title under coach Didier Deschamps.
Deschamps, who skippered France for its first World Cup in 1998, has joined Brazil's Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer as the only footballers to lift the World Cup as both player and coach.
Meanwhile teenage striker Kylian Mbappe, 19, and goal-scoring defender Benjamin Pavard, 22, have become instant folk heroes in France.

Monday, July 16th 2018

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