French fans wait for the beginning of the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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France World Cup success helps banish 'les bleus'

30 June 2014 Last updated at 10:20 BST

France's success in the World Cup is helping the country to forget its economic and political scandals.

Having topped their group in Brazil the French play Nigeria on Monday in a bid to reach the quarter-finals.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

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