France win World Cup after classic final

France win World Cup after classic final

Fans and player alike celebrated wildly as the full-time whistle was blown to seal a second star on France's famous blue shirts - their first win since 1998, which was on home soil - having served up a fitting goal fest in the final to cap a wonderful World Cup tournament.

Croatia, beaten by the French in the semifinals in their first World Cup appearance in 1998, continued to press but their energy was sapped and France safely held out for the victory.

It promises to be a fascinating encounter as France & Croatia battle it out for the World Cup.

It was a point echoed by France captain Hugo Lloris who said the players had shut out the wave of celebrations at home in order to play the ideal match.

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A corner from Griezmann hit the arm of Perisic when Blaise Matuidi attempted a near-post flick on, and Argentine referee Nestor Pitana harshly awarded a penalty, after a long review, which Griezmann calmly slotted home. Yet Croatia swept all three teams by a combined score of 7-1, allowing only a single goal in three matches. I can't make comparisons, I can't talk to them about players from 20 years ago or even 10 years ago. After all, she won two of them, helping the US win its first in 1991 and its second in 1999, scoring two goals in the latter tournament.

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Two goals down, Mandzukic was then quick to get back into the game as he picked up the ball and placed it back on the spot for kick-off.

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But from there, France would take a lead that they refused to give up for the rest of the match. There is a reason why no team has ever taken this path to the final before - there is only so many miles men can run before they collapse.

Zlatko Dalic's team are clear underdogs going into the final with France, but they can take some definite encouragement from this little nugget: Since 1958, there's been a first-time World Cup victor every 20 years.

Pogba then scored the crucial third goal for France as he started a flowing move with a wonderful drilled pass, then finished off, at the second attempt, as he curled past Danijel Subasic. We merit it. I am very happy for this team. The highly anticipated match pits two of the most talented national teams on the planet against each other on the biggest stage possible.

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