World Cup: Celebrating France Victory Cuts Across Politics And Other Differences

The 2018 World Cup final brought moments of drama, political protests, celebration, controversy on at least one call, and ultimately, a celebration of human spirit and national unity that is rarely achieved outside of sports.


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Crowds packed the lawns beneath the Eiffel Tower, and on the other side of the Seine River, more fans poured onto streets around the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Car horn honking was the way many celebrated in the seconds after France beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.
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For one day, at least, the world managed to put aside its differences and celebrate a game beloved across the planet, honoring the two teams that made it to the final championship with thanks and gratitude.