Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as World Cup champion player, coach

France: Night of Violence, Riots and Looting After World Cup Win

The France team set off from their Istra base in Russian Federation on Monday morning and were greeted by swathes of fans at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport upon landing - coach Didier Deschamps and bleary-eyed captain Hugo Lloris appearing first from the aircraft with the famous trophy.

"Don't change", Macron said, adding: "Never forget where you come from".

The squad touched down at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport shortly before 1600BST on Monday, less than 24 hours after skipper Hugo Lloris had lifted the trophy at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow following a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final.

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

The French, though, are more enamoured of the players, like 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe, who scored the fourth goal, and of their coach, Didier Deschamps, with a parody photo circulating online suggesting Paris' most famous avenue should be renamed "Deschamps Elysees".

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and coach Didier Deschamps give the thumbs up at the Elysee Palace.

And if you don't fall off your chair by the time you make it to midfield then you obviously didn't watch much of the World Cup over the last few weeks.

The victory glow brightened the Monday morning Paris commute, with young people in cars still shouting in celebration. France won, and that's good for the country.

Fellow Parisian Florian Scaven only caught glimpses of the World Cup final from the maternity ward, where his wife had a baby during the matched.

Victorious France were set to return to a heroes' welcome on Monday after winning the World Cup for the second time with a rollercoaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home.

"We say it so little".

"There are two things that matter - one is that these 23 players are now together for life, whatever happens, and also that from now on they will not be the same again, because they are world champions", a champagne-soaked Deschamps said Sunday. We were really united as a group.

Hundreds of police in riot gear were lined up on side streets to monitor revellers.

It was the players, though, who captured the French imagination.

Macron had already celebrated with the team on Sunday - even doing "dab" dance moves with players in a video that has gone viral - after attending the final in Moscow.

"I had the huge pleasure and enormous privilege to live through this as a player 20 years ago, and it was in France, so of course it will be marked in my memory forever".

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