World Cup final: France beat Croatia 4-2, clinch title

France beat Croatia 4-2 to clinch the FIFA World Cup 2018 title at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Follow live updates from the World Cup final 2018 and closing ceremony here.

MOSCOW: France are the FIFA World Cup 2018 champions after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

The Les Blues took the lead thanks to an own goal from Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic but Ivan Perisic, who had also scored in the semi-final, levelled with a powerful shot 10 minutes later after France had failed to clear a Luka Modric free-kick.

Sadly, it was Perisic who was then responsible for conceding a penalty for handball that was give following a VAR decision and Griezmann converted the spot-kick in the 38th to put France back in front.

In the second half, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba scored to hand France the advantage before Mario Mandzukic pulled one back for Croatia. Follow live updates from the World Cup final 2018 here.

 

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