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France World Cup triumph 'a childhood dream' - Chelsea's Olivier Giroud

France paraded down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans celebrated their second World Cup triumph.
Led by captain Hugo Lloris, France were given a heroes welcome as they arrived back in Paris for the first time since they beat Croatia to win the World Cup.

Olivier Giroud has called France's World Cup victory a "dream come true" after helping his country to its second world title on Sunday.

"It's a great feeling. I mean, 'it's coming home'! I had to say that. Honestly, it's a dream come true, a childhood dream. I am very proud for all the people who supported us, myself," the Chelsea striker said on Monday, following France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final.

"It has been sometimes difficult you know but it is a privilege for me to be part of...

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Fans pack in to Champs Elysees to welcome France back to Paris

France paraded down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans celebrated their second World Cup triumph.
Led by captain Hugo Lloris, France were given a heroes welcome as they arrived back in Paris for the first time since they beat Croatia to win the World Cup.
ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup-winning team on Monday, jumping and chanting "We Are The Champions" as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.

Les Bleus, a dynamic, young team who won an open, fast-paced final 4-2 with Croatia in Moscow, appeared at the Elysee palace, where they burst into a spontaneous rendition of the "La Marseillaise" national anthem with President Emmanuel Macron and his wife.

"Thank...

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World Cup pitch invaders sentenced to 15 days in jail

Croatia celebrated finishing World Cup runners-up with their fans by parading around the capital city of Zagreb in an open-top bus.
Led by captain Hugo Lloris, France were given a heroes welcome as they arrived back in Paris for the first time since they beat Croatia to win the World Cup.
Croatia's World Cup team returned to a heroes' welcome at Zagreb airport following their 4-2 defeat to France in the World Cup final in Moscow.

MOSCOW -- A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms.

The pitch invasion by members of the punk band Pussy Riot early in the second half of the final was a brazen act in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials from around the world.

The judge also banned the...

Croatia given heroes' welcome in Zagreb after World Cup final defeat

Croatia's World Cup team returned to a heroes' welcome at Zagreb airport following their 4-2 defeat to France in the World Cup final in Moscow.
Luka Modric was named the best player at the 2018 World Cup, despite Croatia's loss in the final. See why here.
Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.
Stewart Robson shares his reflections on the World Cup final following France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow.

Tens of thousands of people turned up at a celebration for Croatia in Zagreb on Monday despite their 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final a day earlier.

Fans wearing red and white and waving Croatia flags poured into the streets in the city centre to greet the players, giving them a heroes' welcome as they passed in an open bus and signed autographs.

Croatian air force jets escorted the plane as it returned from Russia, entered the country's air space and flew over Zagreb.

"Champions! Champions!"...

Argentina want Peru's World Cup coach Ricardo Gareca to replace Jorge Sampaoli

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop react to Jorge Sampaoli's sacking and whether Ricardo Gareca would be the right hire to take Argentina forward.
The guys respond to your tweets about the best World Cup final, Harry Kane, England's midfield, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and the 2022 World Cup.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez says he gave Lionel Messi messages of support after Argentina were knocked out of the World Cup.

Peru's World Cup coach Ricardo Gareca is the No. 1 candidate to take the Argentina reins following the sacking of Jorge Sampaoli, according to media reports in the country.

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) parted company with Sampaoli on Sunday, 14 months after he took over the national team.

Argentina narrowly got out of the group stage during the World Cup before being eliminated in the round of 16 by eventual champions France. Under Sampaoli, Argentina won seven, drew four and lost four...