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France set for heroes’ welcome after thrilling World Cup win

France set for heroes’ welcome after thrilling World Cup win

Broken shop windows, pillage and other destruction lined a section of the Champs-Elysees, the post-game site for revellers.

Nike infographic displaying the brand's success at the 2018 World Cup.

Macron had already celebrated with the team on Sunday - even doing "dab" dance moves with players in a video that has gone viral - after attending the final in Moscow. For example, the Victor Hugo station has become Victor Hugo Lloris and the Champs-Elysees Clemenceau stop has been dubbed he Deschamps-Elysees Clemenceau after coach Didier Deschamps.

"We often emphasise the failures of integration [of foreigners], but the reality is that people have integrated rather well", he said.

Read on to relive all of the key moments in France's incredible 2018 World Cup win.

Celebrations were spread across the nation, and among the still-dazed French players themselves.

Paris - The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.

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France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a Monday parade down the Champs-Elysees.

The festive weekend, which saw France celebrate both Bastille Day and the World Cup final, was marred by an increase in accidents and isolated clashes with police. "We are coming from very far and it has not always been easy, but thanks to hard work, they are here and are on top of the world for the next four years".

France has suffered years of tension and self-examination since a series of attacks by Islamist gunmen during 2015 that left more than 140 dead, including 89 killed in the Bataclan theatre in Paris. There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so attractive.

Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white colours and waving Croatian flags poured into the streets in of the capital Zagreb to greet the players.

Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd who responded by throwing objects and setting rubbish bins on fire, with the unrest causing some stampeding.

The French squad celebrating from the bus with the crowd.

The problem arose when large amounts of fans gathered at the store trying to purchase France's new shirts that feature two stars, signifying the country's two World Cup championships.

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