World Cup runners-up France land in Paris after disappointment in Qatar

World Cup runners-up France land in Paris after disappointment in Qatar
World Cup runners-up France land in Paris after disappointment in Qatar

The French nationwide soccer crew was greeted warmly upon their return to Paris on Monday, a day after struggling an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Argentina within the 2022 FIFA World Cup remaining on the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar.

India Today Web Desk

Paris,UPDATED: Dec 20, 2022 08:08 IST

Fans prove of their 1000’s to welcome World Cup runners-up France (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Thousands of followers in central Paris cheered the arrival of the World Cup runners-up French crew after they suffered an agonizing penalty shoot-out defeat to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in an enthralling 2022 FIFA World Cup remaining on the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar.

After an enthralling 3-3 draw over 120 minutes, Argentina defeated earlier title holders France 4-2 within the shootout. The victory was Messi’s first World Cup victory, placing the icing on the 35-year-old’s glittering trophy-laden profession, whereas Argentina received the World Cup for the third time.

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Kylian Mbappe and teammates landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport from Doha simply after 8 p.m. native time Monday and descended from the airplane in a somber temper. The crew handed smiling airport staff holding indicators that stated “Thank you” and “Paris loves you” with out acknowledgment.

In distinction to 2018, when France received the World Cup in Russia, there was no parade down the Champs-Elysees. But to supporters, the placement of the reception hardly mattered as they handled Les Bleus to a heat welcome residence within the winter night chilly. They lit flares, waved flags, and sang “La Marseillaise” because the gamers and coach Didier Deschamps entered the Hotel de Crillon’s balcony.

France didn’t turn out to be the primary nation to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1958 and 1962, and so they didn’t safe a 3rd victory over their very own, having received the tournaments in 1998 and 2018.

Mbappe, in his first message on Instagram and Twitter following the ultimate defeat, posted a photograph of himself, head down, behind the World Cup trophy with the message: “We might be again.” More than 24 million folks — eight out of 10 viewers — watched the ultimate on French TF1 tv, a document excessive.

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