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Thousands welcome home Kylian Mbappe and the France World Cup squad

Thousands welcome home Kylian Mbappe and the France World Cup squad

Kylian Mbappe and Kylian Mbappe and the France football team were welcomed by thousands of fans upon returning to Paris on Monday following France's participation at the World Cup in Qatar.

France were defeated in a penalty shootout by Argentina at the end of Sunday's night at the greatest World Cup finals and the team appeared to be in a sad mood following their getting to Charles de Gaulle Airport from Doha. It was a dull and cold night in December, nevertheless, thousands of people been gathered in Paris' Place de la Concorde.

The crowd released fireworks and they waved French tricolore flags, and sang "Allez Les Bleus" and the French national anthem while the team was spotted in the lobby at the Hotel de Crillon,report by best sportsbook in asia.

Manager Didier Deschamps as well as captain of the team Hugo Lloris waved to the crowds from the balcony. The two were then joined by rest of the team and Mbappe who got massive acclaim of applause from the fans. Frankly it's amazing and warms the heart and it's an absolute pleasure to know that we were successful in making the majority of French people happy and proud, forward Marcus Thuram said on TF1 TV.

We would like to see the fans upon our return from Doha because it's the least we could do to meet them and show them our appreciation for their loyalty, he added.

The goalkeeper as well as captain Hugo Lloris told TF1 that it was an opportunity for him to greet them (the supporters) and to express our gratitude for their support , and following yesterday's tragedy to find their comfort.

France was defeated on penalties on Sunday, after the game ended 3-3 after extra time, however, French commentators were still awestruck by the team that was defeated while also highlighting the important importance in the game of Argentinian captain Lionel Messi. Invited to the celebration of Lionel Messi, Les Bleus were heroes, said L'Equipe sports magazine.

The game was decidedly won by Argentina for the first half hour, but an explosive double from Mbappe brought joy to France. Mbappe was able to add another goal becoming the only player to ever score the hat-trick during the World Cup final. There is an image gallery of scenes of Paris on the above gallery. To see the next picture you need to swipe.