FIFA World Cup 2018: France lift 2nd title, edge Croatia in 6-goal thriller
France clinched their second World Cup title after they beat a gritty Croatian side 4-2 in the final. The Les Blues ended a 20-year wait as Didier Deschamps' men brought the trophy back home. (Photo: AP)
France clinched their second World Cup title after they beat a gritty Croatian side 4-2 in the final. The Les Blues ended a 20-year wait as Didier Deschamps' men brought the trophy back home. (Photo: AP)
Mario Mandzukic headed the ball into his own net from a Antoine Griezmann free-kick as France opened the scoring. (Photo: AP)
Mario Mandzukic headed the ball into his own net from a Antoine Griezmann free-kick as France opened the scoring. (Photo: AP)
France players celebrate the opening goal. (Photo: AP)
France players celebrate the opening goal. (Photo: AP)
Croatia restored parity thanks to Ivan Perisic, who drilled his effort into the bottom right corner. (Photo: AP)
Croatia restored parity thanks to Ivan Perisic, who drilled his effort into the bottom right corner. (Photo: AP)
France were awarded a controversial penalty via VAR after the ball struck the arm of Ivan Persic during a corner. (Photo: AP)
France were awarded a controversial penalty via VAR after the ball struck the arm of Ivan Persic during a corner. (Photo: AP)
Antoine Griezmann sent Daniel Subasic the wrong way to double France's lead. (Photo: AP)
Antoine Griezmann sent Daniel Subasic the wrong way to double France's lead. (Photo: AP)
Paul Pogba helped France to get a two-goal cushion after his rebounded attempt found the back of the net. (Photo: AP)
Paul Pogba helped France to get a two-goal cushion after his rebounded attempt found the back of the net. (Photo: AP)
Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score in a World Cup final. (Photo: AP)
Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score in a World Cup final. (Photo: AP)
Hugo Lloris' howler allowed Mario Mandzukic to intercept, leading to Croatia's second goal. (Photo: AP)
Hugo Lloris' howler allowed Mario Mandzukic to intercept, leading to Croatia's second goal. (Photo: AP)