French soccer team gets hero's welcome in Paris

France's soccer team touched down at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Monday ahead of a victory parade down the Champs Elysees in front of crowds who queued to welcome the World Cup heros.

Team captain and goalie Hugo Lloris, brandishing the trophy from soccer's eminent tournament, and coach Didier Deschamps led the team onto the red carpet at the Elysee courtyard.

French World Cup winning footballers have been sharing their own footage on social media of their open top bus victory parade in Paris.

French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe will be donating his entire World Cup earnings to a charity that organises sporting events for children with disabilities, according to reports from France.

Croatia soccer fans shout chants and cheer as they watch a television broadcast of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup match between France and Croatia in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.

A club in the poor suburb where 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe grew up is among them.

"It's true, we went on the pitch, and we said, We're going to crush them all!" he said.

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In Paris, the metro system temporarily renamed six of its stations in honour of the key players, with the Victor Hugo stop - named after the famed 19th-century writer - becoming Victor Hugo Lloris after the team's goalkeeper.

Their destination was the Elysee Palace, where they met with president Emmanuel Macron, who himself was joining in with the team's celebrations in Russian Federation the night before.

Both superstars have now taken part in three different World Cups, with the Argentine coming closest to lifting the famous Jules Rimet trophy but missing out to Germany in the final in 2014. Many say the World Cup has helped lift the nation's spirits, even as it remains anxious about such threats.

The victory came at a time when many French were in need of good news.

His goal against Croatia made him the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958. France won its maiden World Cup title in 1998 when the country hosted the event and Sunday's win also brought back memories of the 1998 triumph for the fans.

The patriotic fervor sparked by the World Cup did not prevent the vandalism and violence that sometimes accompany public celebrations in France.

The country of 4 million people has been gripped in euphoria since its team beat England to reach the World Cup final, where Croatia lost to France 4-2 on Sunday.

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