- France president presents Giroud and Kante with the highest civilian honor.
- Kante named in FIFA team of the tournament.
The Award was presented by France’s president Emmanuel Macron in a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, in recognition of their World Cup triumph last summer.
The 2018 success was the second World Cup victory in the country’s history, Macron stated earlier the honor would be bestowed upon the players, at the occasion he said:
‘I’m very happy. Not only to keep the promise made last summer but most of all, the players have allowed me to keep it.
‘The French team reminded us last summer how great stories and popular anecdotes are created.’
Kante and Giroud played a vital part for France in the tournament, They both featured in all seven matches and Kante’s consistent performance for Didier Deschamps side ensured he was named in FIFA’s team of the tournament.
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Giroud tweeted after the ceremony:
‘2018… a year that will forever burn! Immense.’
The France squad will be traveling to Turkey on Saturday and are also playing Andorra on Tuesday ahead of their European Championship qualifier.
Marcel Desailly and Frank Leboeuf, Didier Deschamps and Emmanuel Petit are joined by Kante and Giroud as Chelsea players who were also awarded the Legion of Honour Medal.
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Jordan Veretout has spoken about his career and how Kante has influenced his play. The French midfielder feels Kante has proven himself as a quality defensive midfielder and described him as his Role model.
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