World Cup celebrations rock France

By / 10 months ago / Breaking, News, Sports / No Comments
World Cup celebrations rock France



Newspapers and TV stations hailed France’s World Cup victory on Monday, while clean-up crews worked against the clock to tidy up after a crazy night’s partying in Paris ahead of a victory parade down the Champs Elysees.

“Our Day of Glory Is Here” declared Le Figaro, referencing a rousing line from the Marseillaise anthem.

“History Made” announced sports daily L’Equipe, while business journal Les Echos went for the more straightforward “Champions of the World.”

Photos of superstars Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, as well as shots of the team holding aloft and kissing the trophy, dominated coverage.

The victory has created a sense of national unity, with commentators playing up the fact the squad, the second-youngest in the competition, includes many with central and North African heritage, even if all but two were born in France.

When the country won its first World Cup in 1998, when Zinedine Zidane was its talisman and playmaker, the team was referred to as “Black-Blanc-Beur” (Black-White-Arab), a positive reference to its diverse ethnic make-up.

But some were keen to push that phrase to one side, seeing in it a sense of separateness, even if it was meant positively.

“We’re not in 1998,” said Mounir Mahjoubi, the secretary of state for digital affairs, whose parents emigrated from Morocco.

“We’re not still celebrating ‘Black-Blanc-Beur,’ we’re celebrating brotherhood,” he said of the current team.

Videos shot by the players in the frenetic changing room after the win showed them singing, dancing and raising a toast together, while teaching President Emmanuel Macron, who could barely contain his excitement, how to do a “dab.”

For Macron, who became president last year at the age of 39, taking his political movement to victory against the odds, the football team’s success is likely to have positive repercussions after a slump in the polls.

The Paris metro system got into the celebratory mood, announcing the names of a number of stations were being briefly changed to honor the players and coach, Didier Deschamps.

So Notre-Dame des Champs station was relabeled “Notre Didier Deschamps,” and Victor Hugo was switched to “Victor Hugo Lloris” after the captain and goalkeeper.

The 2 km Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the vast Place de la Concorde turned into a heaving sea of people on Sunday night, waving red, white and blue flags, setting off firecrackers and blowing horns until early morning.

On Monday, the after-effects were still visible.

A number of smashed windows, an overturned car and graffiti scrawled here and there, including the phrase “Liberte, Egalite, Mbappe,” a reference to the national motto “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.”

On Twitter, Brazil legend Pele paid tribute to the exploits of Mbappe, France’s standout, 19-year-old superstar, saying that if the teenager kept equaling his goal-scoring records, Pele might have to strap his boots back on.

Mbappe replied to the tweet in English saying “The king will always remain the king,” quickly gaining 15,000 retweets.

The team is scheduled to arr

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Notify of


浜夊オ鎴﹀繀鑷?nike for j.crew 寰╁埢銈广儖銉笺偒銉?銉儍銉曘儷銉兗銈点兗nike for16銉氥兗銈哥洰 銉娿偆銈?銈搞儳銉笺儉銉?銈广儖銉笺偒銉?銉儑銈c兗銈?銇€氳博 2銉兂銉斻兗銈?銉兗銈?銉兂銈颁笀 闀疯 銈儠銈枫儳銉?銉戙兗銉嗐偅銉?銉夈儸銈?鐧?榛?鐧鸿〃浼?绲愬寮?2娆?/a>adidas 姘寸潃 150cm 瀛愪緵鏈嶃伄鍙ょ潃閫氳博銈搞儱銉偄鏈箤搴?銉熴儵銈儷銉溿儍銈偣


noisy may tall 2018

酶sterbrogade 9a 9670 l酶gst酶r andre typer til salg p氓 448f酶lgende 28 stk fantomet blade s忙lges samletput take fluefiskeri dvd go fishingkr谩tk茅 svatebn铆 aty retro rockabilly plesov茅 aty


details about antiviral mrsa skin infections acne organic wash for healthy immune system

clarins double serum 30ml feeluniqueghd iv purple styler gift set limited edition bought no depopcurling iron organizer photo 1 of 5 amazing custom bathroom organizer for hair dryer and curling . curling iron organizerghd air hair dryer. the hairdryer…