This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to improve your website experience and provide more personalized services to you, both on this website and through other media. To find out more about the cookies we use, see our Privacy Policy. We won't track your information when you visit our site. But in order to comply with your preferences, we'll have to use just one tiny cookie so that you're not asked to make this choice again.

Two French Fans Die As Violence Erupts Across Country After World Cup Victory

Trouble was also reported in Lyon, were hundreds of youths rampaged through the city, attacking cars and setting fire to bins.


The violence continued throughout the night, with many injuries being reported.

Prior to the match, thousands of people had gathered around the Eiffel Tower to watch the match where, after the final whistle, huge displays of fireworks were set off.

France last won the World Cup in 1998, when they also hosted the tournament, beating defending champions Brazil 3-0.

French striker Antoine Griezmann, who scored one of the goals in Sunday’s game, told a news conference just two days before, people should be more proud of their country, Metro report.

He said:

We say it so little […] We should be proud to be French.

President Macron, who was celebrating in Moscow after the match, will receive the French squad in a formal celebration today, July 16, at the presidential Elysee Palace.

Share This Post

related posts

On Top