But the national mood was one of joy, and Paris transport company RATP said it was celebrating the success of Les Bleus by the public's side (in French), ahead of the victorious team's parade on the Champs-Elysées.
Beckenbauer won the World Cup as player with West Germany in 1974 and as Germany manager in 1990.
No date has yet been set for the ceremony to hand over France's highest award for "exceptional service" to the nation, which follows the team's 4-2 win over Croatia in Russian Federation on Sunday.
Millions of French people partied into the early hours of Monday morning after France won the 2018 football World Cup.
Maduro nonetheless congratulated the team for the "beautiful" way they played and paid tribute to his ally and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for putting on "the best World Cup in the history of football". "We are linked for life now with this Cup", defender Raphael Varane told BFM-TV on Monday before departing from Moscow. But, despite the convincing French victory, there is little feeling of disappointment in Croatia.
It was the players, though, who captured the French imagination. Broken shop windows, pillage and other destruction lined a section of the Champs-Elysees, the postgame site for revelers.
France had a stunning run at the 2014 World Cup but was eliminated from the quarter finals, losing to the tournament champions, Germany.