France revels in Les Bleus’ World Cup victory.

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France players held manager Didier Deschamps aloft as jubilant celebrations erupted throughout the country, after the team beat Croatia in the World Cup final. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for coverage of reactions to Les Bleus’ win.

  • Croatia’s talismanic midfielder and captain Luka Modric has won the World Cup’s Golden Ball, awarded to the player voted the best of the tournament.
  • France’s electrifying 19 year-old striker Kylian Mbappé was voted best young player of the tournament.
  • Deschamps has become only the third manager — after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and West Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer — to win the World Cup as both a player and coach.
  • Les Bleus’ victorious players shook hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, their own President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian leader Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic before getting their hands on the Jules Rimet
  • IN PICTURES: FRANCE CELEBRATES 2018 WORLD CUP VICTORY.

  • This picture taken from the terrace of the Publicis drugstore shows people on the Champs-Elysees avenue celebrating under the Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe) after France won the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia, in Paris on July 15, 2018./ AFP PHOTO
  • French President Emmanuel Macron (R) celebrates his team’s goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018./ AFP PHOTO
    People hold French national flags prior to the start of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia, as they walk on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as the Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe) is pictured in the background on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO
    France’s forward Kylian Mbappe receives the silver ball for best young player from French President Emmanuel Macron during the medals ceremony after the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018./ AFP PHOTO
    France’s forward Kylian Mbappe reacts with his teammates after the final whistle of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018./ AFP PHOTO

    France’s players celebrate as they hold their World Cup trophy during the trophy ceremony at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018./ AFP PHOTO
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