France’s World Cup winning squad that includes Chelsea midfield maestro N’Golo Kante was awarded the country’s highest honour for civil merit by president Emmanuel Macron yesterday.
Le Bleus were named Chevaliers de la Légion d’Honneur, which represents the fifth tier in the Legion of Honour.
Didier Deschamps’ side won the country’s second ever World Cup out in Russia, beating Croatia 4-2 in the final.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe was named the best young player at the tournament, with a number of other players having memorable summers.
One of those was Chelsea cult hero Kante, the man who can basically do no wrong on and off the football pitch.
Kante’s father died when he was 11. He worked as a garbage picker as a kid to help his family. Lost his brother a few months before the World Cup.
He never gave up and here he is receiving his legion of honour medal from President Macron. He is an inspiration to us all