‘We fought until the end’: French World Cup fans sing Les Bleus
As Argentinian celebrations swelled from Lusail Stadium in Qatar to the streets of Buenos Aires following Argentina’s dazzling World Cup win, a sombre mood, in contrast, has swept across France, Qazet.az reports.
Ahead of Sunday evening’s final match, expectant French football fans had crowded bars, gymnasiums, city streets and living rooms across the country in support of Les Bleus.
But after the game that went to extra time and a penalty shootout, French supporters were left downtrodden and dejected as they absorbed the weight of the moment and what could have been.
In Paris, forlorn fans trudged along Champs-Elysees avenue in the chilly night air, where the mood was reflected in the grey winter skies that blanketed the capital city.
“We’re disappointed, especially with a finish on penalties,” Louane, 14, who had travelled to Paris from the central Jura region to watch the game with his parents.