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10th Sep 2018

France had a World Cup celebration party last night and it went off

The world champions celebrated their summer World Cup win in style last night, beating the Netherlands before a song and dance around the Stade de France

Reuben Pinder

It’s impossible not to be enamoured with this squad

France had their first home international since winning the World Cup last night, beating the Netherlands 2-1 thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud, who clinched the winner after Ryan Babel’s equaliser.

The home side were dominant throughout, displaying the defensive solidity and attacking flair that led them to being crowned world champions in July.

There was a carnival atmosphere at the game, the fans still riding high from lifting the World Cup win. After the match, the trophy was paraded around a packed Stade de France, and the young squad ensured that it was enjoyed to the maximum.

As each player was introduced to the crowd, many of them threw in a dance to mark the occasion. Antoine Griezmann gave a rendition of the famous Fortnite dance that has become synonymous with the player, while Paul Pogba brought out the Milly Rock before kissing the trophy. Samuel Umitit too repeated the flamboyant walk that we last saw after his semi-final goal against Belgium, to much laughter and applause.


Captain Hugo Lloris emulated Germany’s celebrations from four years ago, as he lifted the trophy and his teammates fell to the ground like bowling pins.

Then, as the trophy made its way around the stadium, the sing-along started.

The squad, and the stadium, sang N’Golo Kanté’s chant, to which the Chelsea midfielder responded with a wide grin, almost begrudgingly accepting that he is indeed small, friendly and that he stopped Leo Messi.

Then it was time for ‘Ramenez La Coupe a La Maison’, a song by French artist Vegadream, which translates to ‘Take the Cup Home’. Its lyrics are dedicated to the players, who lapped up the moment and brought out some more moves.

Watching it, you’d find it difficult to dislike this French team, unless you’re Graeme Souness. The swagger with which they carry themselves is infectious. The song is a banger – imagine Three Lions went French, hip-hop and used autotune. And the players? Well they’re World Champions for a reason.

Watch, enjoy, and rinse the song on repeat.

They also couldn’t resist an Icelandic Viking clap at the end to finish things off, and who can blame them?