World Cup victory boosts French morale, but not Macron’s popularity

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose with France soccer team captain Hugo Lloris and coach Didier Deschamps and players before a reception to honour the France soccer team after their victory in the 2018 Russia Soccer World Cup, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) – Winning the soccer World Cup has turned the French, long-time pessimists, into optimists, but has not boosted President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity, a survey showed on Tuesday. Some 62 percent of the French polled by the Odoxa polling institute on July 16, the day after the French team’s thrilling 4-2 defeat of Croatia […]

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