12 iulie 2018

French team's World Cup rise sparks joy, without 'real message'


Les Bleus’ run to the World Cup final has triggered vast outpourings of glee throughout France, driven by a desire to relive France’s 1998 victory. It is impossible to say just how many people took to the streets to celebrate France ’s semi-final victory over Belgium on July 10. But it was certainly a much bigger response than the tempered expressions of enthusiasm that greeted Les Bleus ’ respective second-round and quarter-final wins over Argentina and Uruguay. Big victories by the French [...]