Viva la France! After what has been described as the most exciting World Cup in years, France finally took the cup on Sunday evening, the 15th of July 2018.

The 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow has cemented France’s reemergence as a football superpower and brought the country together. The squad were driven down the packed avenue in Paris, smiling and waving and holding up the cup as the French air force staged a flypast amid plumes of red, white and blue.

Having just won the most coveted trophy in football, the country celebrated with full on spray paint and party buses.

As the France football team bus moved past cheering crowds on the Champs Élysées, supporters said each player should be seen as an inspiration, emphasizing the places where the players had grown up, from poor suburbs to rural towns. “We’re not in 1998,” said Mounir Mahjoubi, the secretary of state for digital affairs, whose parents were born in Morocco. “We’re not still celebrating ‘black, blanc, beur’, we’re celebrating brotherhood,” he said of the team.

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Congratulations to France!