French fans give hero welcome to "Les Bleus" World Cup champions

2018 World Cup Mbappe Donates All Bonuses To Charity

Mr Macron's office announced that the players and their coach would receive the country's highest accolade - the Légion d'Honneur.

On Monday, July 16, thousands thronged the streets of Paris, France to join the national football team in celebrating lifting the World Cup trophy for only the second time in the nation's existence.

Mr Macron was due to call on the bosses to take "immediate, visible commitments" to create jobs and apprenticeships in such areas, said his aides.

In the eastern Paris neighborhood of Belleville, Vincent Simon said, "Both teams deserved to win".

Mbappe finished with four goals at the global showpiece as the French went on to claim the trophy with a 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Mr Macron told the victorious team: "Thank you for having made us proud".

KYLIAN Mbappe will donate his entire earnings of $AUD681,000 from playing in the World Cup to charity.

Paris' RATP metro system, for its part, celebrated the success of the new world champions by temporarily renaming six stations in honour of the key players and their coach, Didier Deschamps.

Deschamps lead France to put an end to 20 years of setbacks on the worldwide level when they defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday to win the title.

Penalty shoot-out victories over Denmark and Russian Federation followed in the last 16 and quarterfinals, respectively, before a 2-1 win against England in extra-time saw it reach its first ever World Cup final. Notre-Dame des Champs becomes Notre Didier Deschamps while one of the central stops is renamed Deschamps Elysées-Clémenceau.

The team's appearance on the Champs-Elysees will be followed by a reception at the presidential palace.

Brazil's Neymar was the most-mentioned player, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Philippe Coutinho and Mbappe also in the top five. French President Emmanuel Macron exulted on the field in Moscow and in the locker room, hugging players as they received their medals even as the skies poured rain.

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