2022 World Cup: France receives rousing welcome despite losing final [VIDEO]
Despite losing to Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday, France, the runners-up in 2022, was welcomed home by a rousing crowd.
Because Aurelien Tchouameni and Kingsley Coman failed to convert their spot kicks in the penalty shootout, there were worries that the players would be abused. While there was allegedly racist hatred directed at some players on social media, it was different when they landed in Paris.
The players waved back from the top of a building, receiving thundering claps from a big number of supporters.
At the Khalifa International Stadium, after 36 minutes of play, Argentina appeared to have eliminated France from the crowning match.
In the final ten minutes, Mbappe scored twice in two minutes to send the game into extra time. Prior to Mbappe’s equalizer two minutes from the conclusion of extra time, Messi once more made it 3-2 for La Albiceleste, forcing a penalty shootout.
Ultimately, Argentina won 4-2 on penalties to capture their first global title in 36 years.
The French public appears to have been won over by Les Bleus’ valiant effort since they offered the team a thunderous welcome.