Published: Mon, July 16, 2018

Trouble erupts in Paris following France's World Cup win

Trouble erupts in Paris following France's World Cup win

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

The country erupted in joy on Sunday after "les Bleus" clinched a 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow, with fans streaming into the streets, honking vehicle horns and flying the tricolour flag.

The victory glow brightened the Monday morning Paris commute, with young people in cars still shouting in celebration. "I was here the whole month and attended all France's games". "This is a miraculous success for Croatia and we should be very, very happy".

"It represents enormous things", said Goffrey Hamsik in Paris, dressed in a hat resembling a rooster - the French national symbol - and a shirt with the No. 10 for Kylian Mpappe, the 19-year-old breakout star who hails from the Paris suburb of Bondy.

More than 250 people have been killed in France in terror attacks in recent years, mostly by militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, often during festive periods.


The boom of fireworks and firecrackers filled the air, while drivers honked their horns incessantly to celebrate France's second world title after the triumph on home soil in 1998. "This is good for the morale. We mix. There is no religion, there is nothing, and that's what feels good". Typically, celebrations in France end up with some broken shop windows and other destruction, and tear gas was lobbed at one point on the Champs-Elysees.

But as the evening wore on, a small number of fans clashed with police, damaging some businesses and properties along the Champs Elysees.

France has done it. France is the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions.

As night fell, the dancing and singing continued, with the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the famed boulevard lit up in the red, white and blue of the French flag.

The celebrations were spread across the nation.

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