Revisited

Video: What remains of multicultural France that won 1998 World Cup?

By: Sylvain ROUSSEAU | Achraf ABID | Kethevane GORJESTANI
1 min

Most French people remember where they were on the night of July 12, 1998. That’s when France was crowned the winner of the football World Cup, after beating Brazil 3-0. After the final, 1.5 million people flocked to the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris to celebrate the victory. “Les Bleus”, a team made up of black, white and North African players, symbolised multicultural France. Twenty years on, ahead of the 2018 World Cup kick-off, our reporters met up with key figures from that time.