France Wins World Cup – level 3

23-07-2018 07:00

France won the World Cup for the second time last Sunday, beating Croatia 4–2. There were largely peaceful celebrations around Paris but some turned violent. Fans threw flares and fireworks at riot police who tried to disperse them.

The French football players arrived home the following day and showed off their World Cup trophy while taking part in an open-top bus victory parade along the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to welcome back the country’s champions. There was even a fly-past of nine jets, trailing blue, white and red smoke.

The football players then went to a garden party hosted by the President Emmanuel Macron.

Difficult words: flare (a thing which burns very bright), riot police (police who breaks up riots – violent protests), disperse (break up, make go home), gather (come in large numbers), fly-past (when planes fly close to the ground), trail (draw behind).

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