France Are World Cup Champions For A Second Time

David Layde
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France are World Cup champions for a second time. Didier Deschamp’s side claimed their first title since 1998 by beating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow. Goals from Griezmann, Pogba, Mbappe and an own-goal from Mario Mandzukic helped them to the win.

The 4-2 result means this years decider is the highest-scoring World Cup final in 52 years.  The French took the lead after 18 minutes, as Mario Mandzukic headed the ball into his own net. Croatia were level 10 minutes later, as Ivan Perisic volleyed home just inside the box.


VAR was used for the first time in a World Cup Final to award France a penalty late in the opening half. Antoine Griezmann made no mistakes from the spot, sending the Croatian keeper the wrong way to give France a 2-1 advantage.Goals from Pogba, and Mbappe sealed the win. That’s despite Mandzukic scoring the second goal late on for Croatia.

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