Mbappe and company were frustrated on their return home after their heartbreak at the World Cup final

KYLIAN MBAPPE & Co. returned to France after their World Cup final defeat by Argentina.

The team appeared to be in a state of gloom after their heroic comeback effort was undone in a thrilling penalty shootout.

Kylian Mbappe looked frustrated after returning home after defeat in the World Cup final

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Kylian Mbappe looked frustrated after returning home after defeat in the World Cup finalCredit: Reuters
Mbappe and his comrades were given a hero's welcome upon their return to France

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Mbappe and his comrades were given a hero’s welcome upon their return to FranceCredit: Reuters
The 23-year-old became the second player to score a final hat-trick

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The 23-year-old became the second player to score a final hat-trickCredit: Reuters
France stars leave their plane from Qatar

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France stars leave their plane from QatarCredit: EPA
The French lost 4-2 in a penalty shootout to Argentina

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The French lost 4-2 in a penalty shootout to ArgentinaCredit: Reuters
Olivier Giroud was spotted wearing a Hawaiian style necklace

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Olivier Giroud was spotted wearing a Hawaiian style necklaceCredit: Reuters
Captain Hugo Lloris led the team on their arrival in Paris

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Captain Hugo Lloris led the team on their arrival in ParisCredit: AFP
Mbappe will now return to Paris Saint-Germain

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Mbappe will now return to Paris Saint-GermainCredit: Reuters

The French had found themselves trailing 2-0 until a late penalty helped them come to life.

Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe scored a brace in three minutes to take the match into extra time before becoming only the second player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

However, he could do no more as his country lost on penalties to Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

A day later, Didier Deschamps’ unlucky Les Bleus returns home to a hero’s welcome.

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Thousands gathered at the Place de la Concorde in Paris to extend well wishes to the finalists.

Had France won the Jules Rimet race, it would have become the first country since Brazil in 1962 to win two World Cups in a row.

France coach Deschamps would also become the first coach to win the title in a row.

He appeared to be in a better mood than his buddies as he was seen smiling on the runway.

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Airport staff also offered their condolences to the team.

Olivier Giroud, who was an early substitute alongside Ousmane Dembele, wore a Hawaiian-style necklace in the colors of the French flag as he exited the plane.

The players were then whisked away to the Crillon Hotel, where they waved to the crowd.

And although the large crowd of fans wanted to congratulate the team for their efforts, it did not lift Mbappe’s grim-looking face.

The 23-year-old waved to the crowd from the balcony alongside his teammates, but kept a face like thunder – evidently still reeling from a performance that somehow yielded no reward.

However, a number of French stars were on the verge of disgusting racist abuse from vile trolls after the final.

Kingsley Coman, Aurelien Tchoamene and Randall Kolo Mwane were all subjected to sickening abuse after missing shots at key points in the match.

Koeman and Tchoameni both failed to score during the penalty shootout, while Kolo Mwane would have won the final had it not been for Emiliano Martinez’s stunning last-minute save.

This prompted Tshwamini and Kolo Mwane to briefly deactivate their accounts before finally reactivating them – albeit with mild comments.

Thousands gathered on the Place de la Concorde to mark the arrival of the French team

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Thousands gathered on the Place de la Concorde to mark the arrival of the French teamCredit: AFP
A looking frustrated Mbappe waves to the crowd from the Crillon Hotel along with his teammates

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A looking frustrated Mbappe waves to the crowd from the Crillon Hotel along with his teammatesCredit: Reuters
Mbappe won the Golden Boot award after scoring eight goals

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Mbappe won the Golden Boot award after scoring eight goalsCredit: Reuters


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