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French Football Team Gets Hero's Welcome in Paris; See Photos

Football | Associated Press | July 17, 2018, 11:38 am
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 France's victorious World Cup team descends upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees avenue after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia, on July 16, 2018. (Image: AP)

France's victorious World Cup team descends upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees avenue after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia, on July 16, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron poses with the French soccer players at the presidential Elysee Palace after the parade down the Champs-Elysees. (Image: AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron poses with the French soccer players at the presidential Elysee Palace after the parade down the Champs-Elysees. (Image: AP)

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 French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the cup as the French soccer team arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport. (Image: AP)

French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the cup as the French soccer team arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport. (Image: AP)

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 French national soccer head coach Didier Deschamps, and team captain Hugo Lloris arrive at the Elysee Palace after the parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia. (Image: AP)

French national soccer head coach Didier Deschamps, and team captain Hugo Lloris arrive at the Elysee Palace after the parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia. (Image: AP)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte with team captain Hugo Lloris at the Elysee Palace after the parade down the Champs-Elysees. (Image: AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte with team captain Hugo Lloris at the Elysee Palace after the parade down the Champs-Elysees. (Image: AP)

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 France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola holds up the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola holds up the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he welcomes players during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he welcomes players during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola kisses the World Cup trophy. (Image: AP)

France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola kisses the World Cup trophy. (Image: AP)

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 Footballers Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele sign autographs during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

Footballers Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele sign autographs during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the World Cup trophy next to Olivier Giroud during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the World Cup trophy next to Olivier Giroud during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France defender Djibril Sidibe holds the World Cup trophy as midfielder Steven N'Zonzi speaks with defender Adil Rami during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France defender Djibril Sidibe holds the World Cup trophy as midfielder Steven N'Zonzi speaks with defender Adil Rami during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola holds the World Cup trophy as he stands next to French President Emmanuel Macron during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola holds the World Cup trophy as he stands next to French President Emmanuel Macron during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the World Cup trophy allowing people to touch it during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the World Cup trophy allowing people to touch it during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France forward Kylian Mbappe signs autographs during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France forward Kylian Mbappe signs autographs during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 Paul Pogba holds the World Cup trophy as he stands with his teammates during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

Paul Pogba holds the World Cup trophy as he stands with his teammates during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France midfielder Paul Pogba speaks as French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (image: AP)

France midfielder Paul Pogba speaks as French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (image: AP)

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 France's Paul Pogba and teammates attend an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France's Paul Pogba and teammates attend an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France's victorious World Cup team descends upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees avenue after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia. (Image: AP)

France's victorious World Cup team descends upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees avenue after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia. (Image: AP)

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 France midfielder Paul Pogba speaks during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (image: AP)

France midfielder Paul Pogba speaks during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (image: AP)

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 French President Emmanuel Macron speaks next to France coach Didier Deschamps as he welcomes players during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks next to France coach Didier Deschamps as he welcomes players during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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 France defender Adil Rami holds the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

France defender Adil Rami holds the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (Image: AP)

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