France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in 20 years.
France won their second World Cup title after 20 years. What an entertaining finale in Moscow. “The greatest World Cup ever” got the final it deserved when a young, exciting France team swept aside Croatia with a pulsating 4-2 victory and performances that suggested a changing of the guard at the top of the sport.
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France defeated first-time finalists Croatia 4-2 in FIFA World Cup 2018 final on Sunday to win the quadrennial tournament for the first time since 1998. France became the first team since Brazil in 1970 to score four goals in a World Cup final. This was the first time since 2002 that the World Cup final was decided in regulation time.
Croatia, a nation of just four million people, more than played their part but playing the French had been a match too far after they battled through three extra-time matches in a row — the equivalent of four games in 11 days.
An own goal, a penalty kick and superb strikes by Paul Pogba and 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe carried the day before a sellout crowd of 78,011 at Luzhniki Stadium.
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England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals (6) at 2018 FIFA World Cup. Croatia’s Luka Modrić won the Golden Ball award, given to the competition’s best player. France’s 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappé, who scored four goals, was named the tournament’s best young player, while Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove award.