Paris Metro stations renamed in honour of France's World Cup triumph
Several metro stations in Paris have been renamed in honour of France's World Cup success.
The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) group responsible for running the lines have tweaked the names of six stations across the city after Les Bleus lifted the trophy in Russia on Sunday afternoon.
For example, Notre-Dame des Champs has become "Notre Didier Deschamps" while the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile station has been changed to "On a 2 Etoiles" (We have two stars).
[#MercilesBleus] La #RATP célèbre l'@equipedefrance sur son réseau. On vous dévoile 6 nouvelles stations de métro en l'honneur des Bleus #ChampionsDuMonde ! 🏆 🎁 Toutes les infos ➡ https://t.co/9TdZq7Uwmp #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/lAGJhLuBm8— Groupe RATP (@GroupeRATP) 16 July 2018
Even Hugo Lloris has been given the nod ("Victor Hugo Llloris") despite the goalkeeper's shambolic error leading directly to Croatia's first goal of the game.
For the record, RATP have confirmed that the changes will not be a permanent fixture with the stations in question simply "renamed for the occasion."
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