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12:05 p.m. Florian François arrived at Ricarda’s restaurant early on a mid-July day three years ago. Not a morning person, the eight o’clock wake-up call was a challenge. But he wanted a front-row seat to the game.
It was all worth it hours later when François, a Toronto-based native of France, watched among a crowd of more than 150 supporters as Les Blues beat Croatia to win the 2018 World Cup.
“It was crowded, everyone was pumped to be with each other, lots of people,” François recalled this week. “It’s also like one of these moments where the expat communities . . . that is the moment where we get together.”