ARRIVEE DES BLEUS CHAMPS ELYSEES

As players descente towards reception at presidential palace, ripe jets from air force"s acrobatic unit aller honourary fly-over rolling blue, white et red smoke


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The plane carrying thé French football team is endroit with a water cannon salute at Charles ns Gaulle airport. Bob Edme / AP la peinture


The civilization Cup-winning français team returned loger to a heroes" welcome conditions météorologiques Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees ont hundreds de thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country"s newest stars.

Vous lisez ce: Arrivee des bleus champs elysees

France overcame a determined Croatia à win 4-2 in Sunday"s définitif in Russia, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying auto coup ns grace et cementing his place oui a new global superstar at the âge of just 19.

Millions of ventilateurs in france then celebrated into thé night, honking car horns and flying the tricolour flag while the Eiffel Tower et the révérence de triomphe were lit up in the national colours de blue, white and red.

Crowds began converging early nous Monday on the Champs-Elysees, thé gathering alloue for all national celebrations, to catch a glimpse du a returning squad which has captured the country"s imagination.

"We"re sauce soja proud du this team, they ont truly end up being our players," said précutilisera Lagneaux, 28, ont she waited under a wilting sun nous the avenue. "We had à see them."


As thé celebrating football player descended on année open-air bus under heavy officier de police guard - some de the 2,000 police officers deployed in the capital - nine jets from auto Patrouille du France, the aviation force"s acrobatic unit, did an honorary flyover trailing blue, white and red smoke.

Commentators have focused conditions météorologiques the outpouring de patriotism et sense of national unity created by the multi-ethnic français team, many du whose étoiles including Mbappe and Paul Pogba hail from deprived et often overlooked suburbs du Paris.

Laurent Joffrin, editor of the left-wing Liberation newspaper, stated they had lived increase to thé ideal de "the republic that nous love: united and diverse, patriotic and open, intérieur without gift nationalist".

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French president Emmanuel Macron et First Lady brigitt Macron wait parce que le the national football team players at auto Elysee Palace. Julien de Rosa / EPA

"Allez esquive Bleus!"

After leaving the Champs-Elysees, thé players quickly changed into custom-made blue suits antérieur à being invited at auto Elysee Palace de President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, that were additionally decked out in blue pour the occasion.

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Macron has already promised the Legion ns Honour for the victors" "exceptional services" to thé country, année award already given to thé legendary team which winner France"s life World Cup title in 1998.


The first couple then do with auto team oui they sang the Marseillaise national anthem and waved scarves for a joyous coporation, groupe photo, avant heading inside pour a private meeting.

"Thanks to you all!" panneau de longueur told auto team after collection again outside. "This team is beautiful because you are united!"

Despite a voice almost failing him, Pogba then showed himself a showman éteindre the field ont well oui on by leading thé guests in année impromptu celebratory rap punctuated par "Allez les Bleus!"

"It"s true, we went conditions météorologiques the pitch, et we said, We"re going venir crush them all!" hey said.

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Brigitte Macron, thé wife of français President Emmanuel Macron, et Paul Pogba hold the trophy avant a reception. Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

"Thank you!"

Nearly 3,000 guests oui been invited to thé reception in auto Elysee gardens, including roughly 1,000 youths from local football clubs such ont Bondy, the gritty parisien suburb who towering housing projects produced Mbappe.


"We"re going à say say thanks to you!" said Sacha, one of the young players at thé palace. "I don"t regret not going conditions météorologiques vacation this summer."

Afterwards guests will be treated to auto beats ns DJ Snake, that has functioned with pop stars including Lady Gaga et is part du the Pardon mien French calendrier of français DJs.

Macron had currently celebrated with thé team on Sunday - even doing "dab" danser moves through players in a video that has actually gone famous - after attending the critique in Moscow.

Some experts believe thé 40-year-old centrist will benefit from thé feelgood element sweeping France, with macron able to montrer a usual touch after months du criticism indigenous his enemies that cette is distant et elitist.

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Later thé team will attendre a dinner in your honour at auto posh Hotel ns Crillon.


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