Équipe de France I WORLD CHAMPIONS!16 jul 2018
There are moments, days, emotions and matches that will remain etched in your hearts forever. The 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday, 15 July, is one of those moments. In a high-pressure meeting for Les Bleus, the Croatians could gave everything they had.
In the 18th minute, an Antoine Griezmann free kick fell on frame, and was grazed by Madzukic's failed defensive header, and into the back of the net. With that, France led 1-0 just 20 minutes into the match.
Shortly after, Croatia and Perisic equalized. The left-footed equalizer spun past Lloris in the 28th minute.
France then ran rampage in the match. Thanks to the video assistance, Griezmann found himself on the penalty spot - after a hand ball against Perisic - and finished it for his brace.
The second half saw Pogba (59th) and Mbappé (65th) stretch the lead to four, allow ing France to ride into victory.
Mandzukic found a late goal, but it proved inconsequential to the result.
Didier Deschamps and Les Bleus were officially crowned winners of their second World Cup with the 4-2 victory.