The 2018 World Cup is over, and 20 years after capturing France's first World Cup in home soil in 1998, Les Bleus brought the trophy back home on Sunday with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Croatia. It was the usual suspects scoring on Sunday, with Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and, of course, the own goal giving France a 4-2 victory over a Croatia team that had an amazing run.
This was Paris' watch party during the pregame. You could say it was a little excited.
An absolutely incredible scene in Paris for today's FIFA #WorldCupFinal. 👀 pic.twitter.com/DsMs5ZWh1Z— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 15, 2018
President Macron was also more than a little thrilled by the result.
President Macron celebrating #France #FIFAWorldCup2018 WIN!!!#ModernDayPresidential 😂👏🏾 it’s allowed #FutbolMode #FIFAWorldCup #FIFA #FIFA2018 pic.twitter.com/vRnH9uvJHd— John Burnett (@IamJohnBurnett) July 15, 2018
When France opened the scoring, Paris erupted.
The reaction in Paris to France's opening #WorldCupFinal goal 😳 pic.twitter.com/bhkO8lpiDh— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) July 15, 2018
And when the match went final, well ...
IT’S GOING TO BE A PARTY IN PARIS!!!— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) July 15, 2018
The French win the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Croatia pic.twitter.com/UvTEPAbjW1
France had a tough, tough road to get to this point. The team had to beat the likes of Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium, and none of those wins came easy. However, once the team captured its second Cup, the reaction was jubilation -- and relief.
World Cup fever in Paris! #WorldCup #WorldCupFinal #ChampsElysees pic.twitter.com/eWqDddDhm3— Marco Del Monte (@marco_del_monte) July 15, 2018
WORLD CHAMPIONS: Here’s how football fans in Paris reacted to France winning the #WorldCupFinal against Croatia, #FRA4-2 #CRO https://t.co/jmSwnAIN1T #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/pgxf1fKrt2— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 15, 2018
LA JOIE ! HAPPINESS!— Marina Christina K. (@mckParis) July 15, 2018
Paris right now 🇫🇷🏆⚽️ #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/dqe7twz5D6
When your whole plane is on the same speed. Congratulations, France! #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/euQKFFJeBR— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) July 15, 2018
Vive la France! 20 years later!— Erwan Heussaff (@erwanheussaff) July 15, 2018
And history is made!— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) July 15, 2018
What an amazing moment for France...#FRACRO #OptusSport #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/qI0G4ZvqxQ
France is back on top of the soccer world, and with the core it has in place, it could hang out there for a while. Between Pogba and Mbappe, it's a team that is somehow incredibly young and extremely mature.
Donald Trump gave some props to the French team as well.
Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018
It was an incredible Cup, and even though Croatia came up short, it deserves a lot of credit for how it played. However, the day is for France, as it celebrates the second Cup in the nation's history.