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France, the World Cup Winners

Here we are, the French players did it. Didier Deschamps, their coach, wrote History. 20 years after the Zidane’s team success, the French national team brought a second star on its emblem. France joins Uruguay and Argentina to the restricted circle of the teams with two World Cup trophies. Two decades later, a new generation has the right to get their heads in the stars… Sparking scenes of celebration and overflowing Champs-Élysées, like in 1998, even if the popular fervour led to chaos in some cities.

The players got one the youngest winning team in World Cup’s History. Yet, we mostly retain a team representing various origins. All around the world, in a difficult context with the migratory flows, this success is also a victory for diversity.

Since the 15th of July, Emmanuel Macron also wanted to take part in this international success. Thanks to a good communication and a positive context, the French president is riding on a wave of success and tries to hide the recent tensions due to his reforms. It remains to be seen how long it is going to last…

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Plantu (France)
    France, the World Cup Winners - Plantu (France)
    "The new Tower of Babel"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    France, the World Cup Winners - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "Is that the planet with two suns?" "No... France with two stars..."
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Courrier international
    France, the World Cup Winners - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Courrier international
  • Pov (Madagascar), L’Express de Maurice
    France, the World Cup Winners - Pov (Madagascar), L’Express de Maurice
  • Zapiro (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Daily Maverick
    France, the World Cup Winners - Zapiro (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Daily Maverick
    "Long live the multicoloured Blues"
  • Mohammad Sabaaneh (Palestine)
    France, the World Cup Winners - Mohammad Sabaaneh (Palestine)
  • Rousso (France)
    France, the World Cup Winners - Rousso (France)
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
    France, the World Cup Winners - Kak (France), L’Opinion
    "Trade unions would want to meet you." "Did not we eliminate them in group stages?"
  • Kristian (France), Le Patriote Côte d’Azur
    France, the World Cup Winners - Kristian (France), Le Patriote Côte d’Azur
    "We are the world cup winners!!!" "Calm down, THEY are world cup winners... YOU are still unemployed!"
  • Delambre (France), Le Canard enchaîné
    France, the World Cup Winners - Delambre (France), Le Canard enchaîné
    "Unemployment... retirement reforms..." "We don't care, we are the world champions!"
  • Plantu (France)
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Courrier international
  • Pov (Madagascar), L’Express de Maurice
  • Zapiro (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Daily Maverick
  • Mohammad Sabaaneh (Palestine)
  • Rousso (France)
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
  • Kristian (France), Le Patriote Côte d’Azur
  • Delambre (France), Le Canard enchaîné