World Cup champions awarded Legion of Honour

PARIS (AFP) – The players in France’s football team which last year won the World Cup, yesterday were awarded the the Legion of Honour in the new year’s honours list.

The 23 players, including star strikers Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, each received France’s top medal for their part in beating Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow.

The French team that won the 1998 World Cup also received the Legion of Honour.

A total of 402 people were on this year’s list, including French writer Michel Houellebecq, whose latest book Sérotonin is to be published later this month.

Houellebecq became a pin-up of France’s far right after publishing Submission.