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Hundreds of thousands welcome home World Cup winners France

Hundreds of thousands welcome home World Cup winners France

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Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup winners France were welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of supporters as they paraded down the Champs Elysees in Paris on Monday.France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday to win the tournament for the second time in 20 years.They were given a raucous reception at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport before their parade through the capital city. The team will also receive their country's highest accolade - the Legion d'Honneur.Fans partied across France overnight, but celebrations in some cities were...
France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on home soil at France '98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour.France's victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 years ago, became just the third man to win the competition as a player and coach. Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victo...
Watch: Kylian Mbappe helps France eliminate Argentina, Messi from World Cup

Watch: Kylian Mbappe helps France eliminate Argentina, Messi from World Cup

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June 30 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi will be a spectator for the remainder of the World Cup after France eliminated Argentina in the round of 16 Saturday in Kazan, Russia. Messi did not score, but did have two assists in the 4-3 loss at Kazan Stadium. France now awaits the winner of Portugal and Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Argentina, the runner-up at the 2014 World Cup, failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2002 World Cup. Kylian Mbappe led the French in the victory, scoring twice in the second half. French midfielder Antoine Griezmann started the scoring. The Atletico Madrid star put in a penalty in the 13th minute after Mbappe drew a foul in the box. Argentina tied the match when Angel Di Maria unleashed a screamer from more than 30 yards out in the 41st minute. Fra...
Dolphin 'happiness' measured by scientists in France

Dolphin 'happiness' measured by scientists in France

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Scientists working with dolphins at a marine park near Paris have attempted to measure how the animals feel about aspects of their lives in captivity.In what researchers say is the first project to examine captivity "from the animals' perspective", the team assessed what activities dolphins looked forward to most.They found that the marine mammals most keenly anticipated interacting with a familiar human.The results, they say, show that "better human-animal bonds equals better welfare".The study, published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, was part of a three-year project to measure dolphin welfare in a captive setting.Lead researcher Dr Isabella Clegg worked at Parc Astérix, a...
Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

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David Ginola believes Anthony Martial may be tempted to leave Manchester United after missing out on a place in France's World Cup squad.Martial's name did not feature when Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad for Russia on Thursday, with the 22-year-old on the stand-by list instead despite starting in France's last friendly game in March. The forward's omission comes after a frustrating campaign for Manchester United. Martial was marginalised at Old Trafford following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. Anthony Martial will not be pulling on a France shirt at the World Cup this summer He has been linked with a summer move away from the Premier League runners-up, with the likes of Chelsea and Juventus reportedly interested. Asked about Mart...