The tournament created up to 315,000 jobs
France won 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, with star men Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe all scoring
President Emmanuel Macron will welcome the team back to Paris and the players will make a bus parade up the Champs-Elysees avenue.
Gareth Southgate's men were forced to settle for England's joint best performance at a World Cup abroad, matching that of the 1990 generation.
Didier Deschamps' team are firm favourites to win Sunday's showpiece in Moscow
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic made no secret of which team he backed in Croatia's World Cup quarter-final against host nation Russia.
Some Nigerians told AFP they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the promise of finding work or even playing professional football themselves....
It was a thriller packed with surprises. To put it simply, there seemed to be no giants.
With a population of just over four million, Croatia are the smallest nation to reach the final since Uruguay
Kieran Trippier's free-kick after five minutes gave England a dream start to the semi-final
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