French World Cup champions awarded Legion of Honour

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.

French players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium.   -  afp

The players in France's football team which last year won the World Cup, on Tuesday 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 — half men, half women — were on this year's list, including French writer Michel Houellebecq, whose latest book “Sşrotonin” is to be published later this month.