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: French President
Emmanuel Macron
held a reception ceremony on Monday for the national football team at his Elysee Palace official residence to celebrate their victory against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The world cup champions, also known among fans as “Les Bleus”, arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport north of Paris at around 3.30 p.m., reported Efe news. The group then moved along the Champs-Elysees on a bus before meeting Macron at the Elysee Palacer. Families of the players will be invited to the ceremony along with more than 1,000 children, 300 athletes and members of the football clubs for which the teammates play, according to a statement from the presidential office.IANS

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