World Cup 2022: the Blues welcomed place de la Concorde by several thousand supporters
Some of the French supporters massed in front of the Place de la Concorde to welcome the Blues, in Paris on December 19, 2022. © SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS
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The players of the French football team landed at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Monday, December 19 around 8 p.m., the day after their match against Argentina in the World Cup final in Qatar (3-3, 4-2 on penalties).
They are nearly 10,000 supporters, posted in front of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, to have waited several hours, thick coats on their shoulders, caps screwed on their heads, to see the vice world champions.
The France team came to greet their supporters around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, December 19.
Contrary to what was initially announced by the president of the French Football Federation Noël le Graët, before being denied, the men of Didier Deschamps presented themselves well in front of the crowd the day after their defeat on penalties in the final of the World Cup against
Almost 2,000 law enforcement officers mobilized
Les Bleus landed shortly before 8 p.m. at Roissy airport.
If the coach Didier Deschamps sketched a smile as he got off the plane, just like Olivier Giroud, who wore a necklace of blue-white-red flowers around his neck, Kylian Mbappé, face closed, rushed into the one of the buses parked on the tarmac of the Pavillon d'honneur at Charles-de-Gaulle airport.
The Blues are back home!
– French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) December 19, 2022
The procession then joined the ring road to reach La Condorde.
To supervise the event, 1,940 police and gendarmes were deployed in the Place de la Concorde area, but also around Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, the Paris police headquarters said on Monday. .
Car traffic has been banned in the square.
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