France are the World Cup winners for the second time in their history after they defeated Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 final. 

Despite Croatia staring the game brightly, France took a lead midway through the first half when Mario Mandzukic became the first player in history to score an own goal in a World Cup final.

The Juventus striker headed an Antoine Griezmann into his own net in the 18th minute, but his side were level 10 minutes later when Ivan Perisic kept his composure to score after France couldn’t quite clear a set-piece.

However, another World Cup Final first was just moments away which led to Perisic’s happiness evaporating.

The first World Cup penalty to be given thanks to VAR punished Perisic for a handball, although there is plenty of doubt about if he handled the ball deliberately.

Either way, Griezmann kept his composure after a long delay to slot home to give his side a 2-1 lead at half time.

Around the hour mark, Paul Pogba extended France’s lead with a lovely curling effort after his initial shot was well blocked.It was 4-1 moments later when Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele.

The star forward struck low into the bottom corner to seemingly put his side out of sight.There was a bit more drama to come, though, as Hugo Lloris’ horrendous error allowed Mandzukic to poke home, but France managed the game well from that point onwards to claim the greatest prize in football.

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