French President Emmanuel Macron with France’s Kylian Mbappe as President of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Fabian Tapia and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani look on during the trophy ceremony. Photo: Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron with France’s Kylian Mbappe as President of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Fabian Tapia and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani look on during the trophy ceremony. Photo: Reuters
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French President Emmanuel Macron’s enthusiasm at World Cup final ruffles critics

  • Macron was an unmissable presence at the final, even making an appearance in the team’s changing room to deliver an emotional postgame pep talk
  • France’s ‘12th man’ also made headlines in 2018 leaping to his feet in the stands as France won the World Cup in Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron with France’s Kylian Mbappe as President of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Fabian Tapia and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani look on during the trophy ceremony. Photo: Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron with France’s Kylian Mbappe as President of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Fabian Tapia and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani look on during the trophy ceremony. Photo: Reuters
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