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At least two people lost their lives Sunday in France during celebrations for the country's World Cup 2018 win over Croatia.

Les Bleus won the World Cup for a second time, 20 years after their first triumph on home soil, and thousands of fans took to the streets in the French capital to mark the occasion. The Champs-Elysees Clemenceau has become the Deschamps-Elysees Clemenceau to honor national team coach Didier Deschamps.

Newspapers and TV stations hailed France's World Cup victory on Monday, while cleanup crews worked against the clock to tidy up after a insane night's partying in Paris ahead of a victory parade down the Champs Elysees.

Despite a failure to lift the World Cup a second time, Henry, Trezeguet and Deschamps were part of the side that backed up their success by winning Euro 2000.

France star Kylian Mbappe's goal in the World Cup final against Croatia was the most tweeted moment of the tournament, according to stats released by Twitter. Before the team's win in 1998 the far right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen had criticised some of its players including Zinedine Zidane, who has Algerian heritage.

Ths isn't the first charitable work Mbappe has done around the World Cup. The Victor Hugo station is now Victor Hugo Lloris, after France's standout goalie and team captain. "We are linked for life now with this Cup", defender Raphael Varane told BFM-TV on Monday before departing from Moscow. "I hope Europe receives that message", the president said.

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It was the players, though, who captured the French imagination. But, despite the convincing French victory, there is little feeling of disappointment in Croatia.

It goes without saying, France are FIFA World Cup champions for the second time in their history after a wonderful tournament in Russian Federation that fulfilled expectations.

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