After France scored its second World Cup win, besting Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final, fans flocked to the streets in huge numbers to celebrate the national victory. Parisians swarmed the Eiffel Tower in a sea of blue, white, and red tens of thousands strong.
90,000 people at the base of the Eiffel Tower right now. pic.twitter.com/7z2eA8hNch- Mackay Taggart (@mackaytaggart) July 15, 2018
The similarly iconic Champs Élysées was also flooded.
French President Emmanuel Macron, watching the match from the stadium’s presidential box alongside host country leader Vladimir Putin and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, seemed pleased with the win.
Putin attracted some attention of his own during the trophy ceremony. It took place during a downpour, and for long minutes Putin was the only world leader provided with an umbrella.
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