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The best World Cup in decades Special to The BRICS Post --> July 15, 2018, 4:47 pm

The players are expected to land at Roissy Airport on Monday afternoon and will be taken directly to the celebrations before being received by President Emmanuel Macron.

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Avenue des Champs-ElysEes by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

Beckenbauer won the World Cup as player with West Germany in 1974 and as Germany manager in 1990.

Mbappe was named the best young player for the 2018 World Cup after he scored four goals in the tournament, including one in the final against Croatia.

The changes represent "winks" to the team, Paris transport operator RATP said Monday.

After France won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Croatia 4-2, Mbappe was in line to receive about $500,000.

Macron had already celebrated with the team on Sunday after attending the final in Moscow, to project a more modern image as a president in touch with the masses.

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According to the Irish Mirror, 292 people were taken into custody across France following the team's win.

19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who is a forward player for the team, made roughly $22,500 for each of the seven games that France played in the World Cup.

After the parade, a lavish reception has been planned for the world champions at the presidential palace.

Several Paris Metro stations were temporarily adjusting their names to honor the team and its members, the transport authority tweeted. The Champs-Elysees Clemenceau has become the Deschamps-Elysees Clemenceau to honor coach Didier Deschamps.

Brazil's Neymar was the most-mentioned player, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Philippe Coutinho and Mbappe also in the top five.

"I had an vast privilege to live through this as a player 20 years ago and it was in France, so it will be marked in my memory forever, but what the players did together today is just as attractive", he said.

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