Published On: Sun, Jul 15th, 2018

France Emerged Second-Time Winner Of FIFA World Cup Defeating Croatia By 4-2

France emerged for the second time as winner to the biggest pinnacle of football Sunday in the final match of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup. After twenty years the 12-men squad re-lifted the champion trophy defeating Croatia by 4-2.

France Emerged Second-Time Winner Of FIFA World Cup Defeating Croatia By 4-2

The lead for France started when Mandzukic scored an own goal just at the beginning, in the 18th minute. Before the half-time break the was ahead of Croatia with 2-1 goals. By the 65th minute goals by Pogba and Mbappe, in a span of six minutes, gave the calculation that France will win the final. The team was then at a lead with 4-1 goals. However, the second goal from Croatia came when Mandzukic scored off an error from Hugo Lloris.

Coach of France, Didier Deschamps, said it is marvellous to see a young team win the World Cup and some of the team members are of age 19. The boys scored four goals and deserved to be champion. It is the result of their hard work and for 55 days they have done a lot of work.

Deschamps added, “We are proud to be French, to be Blues. The victory in the match belongs to them. Vive le Republic.”

Meanwhile, Croatian captain Luka Modric grabbed the golden ball award for best player.

French teenager Kylian Mbappe became the second youngest player after Pele to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup final. He is a 19-year-old terrorised defender and throughout the match managed his paced and strength.

Pele scored in 1958 World Cup final for Brazil when he was just 17 years and 249 days old.

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