Victorious France team land back in Paris and head for Champs-Elysées

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Hundreds of thousands of supporters came out to Paris' Champs Elysees on Monday to welcome home their victorious national football team one day after they won the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Captain Hugo Lloris, flanked by coach Didier Deschamps, was the first to emerge from the aircraft, raising the famed golden trophy before heading down the stairs and onto a freshly laid red carpet.

As Les Bleus were hitting the streets, exhibiting the gold trophy in an open-top bus, jets flew over them displaying the red, white and blue of the French tricolor.

Several metro stations around the city have been temporarily renamed after France's heroes, with their coach securing arguably the biggest coup with the Champs-Elysees stop renamed Deschamps-Elysees.

Two stations were rebaptised in tribute to Deschamps, who captained the national side to its first World Cup victory, won on home soil in 1998.

But beyond the dabbing and adoring crowds, the World Cup triumph is a political win for President Macron, who has been promoted a young, dynamic France with an increasingly prominent global role.

Cops used water canons on crowds when the country became two-time world champions after beating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.

"We are linked for life now with this Cup", defender Raphael Varane told BFM-TV before departing from Moscow, evoking the theme of unity French partiers have consistently evoked. A club in the poor suburb where 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe grew up is among them.

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Celebrations were spread across the nation, and among still-dazed French players themselves. But never fear! There's another World Cup on the way next summer.

Hundreds of thousands of people thronged there after France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday to capture the World Cup. Joy over the win brightened the Monday morning commute in Paris, where young people in cars sang and shouted.

In the eastern Paris neighborhood of Belleville, with the Eiffel Tower visible in the far distance, Vincent Simon said, "Both teams deserved to win".

"It represents enormous things", said Goffrey Hamsik, dressed in a hat resembling a rooster - the French national symbol - and a shirt with Mbappe's No. 10 number.

In 2016 a year after the deadly Paris attack, ex-France footballer Louis Saha said France was behind other countries in tackling racism.

Fans partied across France overnight, but celebrations in some cities were marred by violence.

Police had to use tear gas and riot gear to quell some of the more unruly crowds, which included people damaging windows and looting shops along Paris' most famous avenue. "All we want is a wave from the players".

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