BREAKING NEWS: France's top honour for World Cup team

By Mutala Yakubu

France's victorious football World Cup team is to receive their country's highest accolade, the Légion d'Honneur, the French presidency has announced.


France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday - the country's second World Cup in 20 years.

Crowds of fans gathered at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday to give the team a hero's welcome.

 

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The players will be honoured with a parade on the Champs Elysees and a presidential reception.

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