Published On : Sun, Jul 15th, 2018

France are World Champions, heartbreak for Croatia


France beat Croatia 4-2 to lift their first World Cup trophy since 1998. Didier Deschamps becomes the third person to win the World Cup as a player (1998) and as coach.

Goals from Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and an own-goal by Mario Mandzukic gave France the win in an entertaining clash.

Croatia scored twice but that didn’t help their cause as their dream of lifting their maiden World Cup trophy didn’t materialise. The first half saw France lead through Mandzukic’s own-goal and Ivan Perisic levelled for Croatia.

Griezmann scored from the spot to restore France’s lead at half-time. The second half saw plenty of goals but France held their nerves to see them lift the World Cup