With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying FIFA World Cup victory

Published: 16th July 2018 04:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2018 04:12 PM  

French soccer fans react on the Champs Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe on background, after defeated Croatia in the final match at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (Photo | AP)
The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France's World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscription in French reads : Proud to be blue (French). (Photo | AP)
A firefighter sprays water to cool off French supporters at a fan zone in Marseille, southern France, prior to the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (Photo | AP)
French soccer fans watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Marseille, southern France. (Photo | AP)
French soccer fans react as they watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Marseille, southern France. (Photo | AP)
People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. (Photo | AP)
People react on the Champs Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe on background, after France defeated Croatia in the final match at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Paris, France. (Photo | AP)
People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .
People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2. (Photo | AP)
Soccer fans celebrate in the fan zone after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France fans did justice to their team's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate with cheers, stomping and song in an explosion of joy mimicked in cities around the nation. (Photo | AP)
A child carries a fake Word Cup on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the World Cup final between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2. (Photo | AP)
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