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Mr Macron's office announced that the players and their coach would receive the country's highest accolade - the Légion d'Honneur.

Mr Macron was due to call on the bosses to take "immediate, visible commitments" to create jobs and apprenticeships in such areas, said his aides.

The national team's official Twitter account posted a video of defender Benjamin Mendy boarding the bus, with the message: "We go back to France with the Cup and one more star".

Newspapers hailed a second World Cup for France, after their first victory on home soil in 1998.

L'Equipe said that other members of the French team could follow suit after learning of Mbappe's generosity.

The Champs-Elysees was lined with Parisians waving tricolour flags amid a carnival atmosphere following France's 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

For Macron, who became president a year ago at the age of 39, taking his political movement to victory against the odds, the team's success is likely to have positive repercussions after a slump in the polls.

KYLIAN Mbappe will donate his entire earnings of $AUD681,000 from playing in the World Cup to charity.

France's rousing win against first-time finalists Croatia for the FIFA World Cup 2018 held on Sunday has sparked an online discussion regarding the all-pervasive Islamophobia and racism world-over.

Several Paris Metro stations are temporarily adjusting their names to honor France's World Cup champions.

France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, with a team featuring many players of African heritage.

The transport authority tweeted on Monday that the Champs-Elysees Clemenceau has become the Deschamps-Elysees Clemenceau to honor national team coach Didier Deschamps. The charity also aims to spread disability awareness. The president clearly hoped the World Cup glow would rub off on him, raising him up in the eyes of a nation where his economic reforms have drawn fierce protests and labor strikes.


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