France beat Croatia 4-2 in the of the FIFA World Cup in Moscow on Sunday . It was a and high-scoring end to a successful tournament. France's came 20 years after their very first success in 1998. French coach Didier Deschamps became only the third man to win the as a player and coach. The final was a true spectacle that had quality football, controversial decisions, an own goal, a pitch invasion, and a goalkeeping . Billions of people around the world watched as France slowly imposed their quality on the game with a full of outstanding talent, which included the next global superstar - the explosive 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe.
Croatia dominated the game on and frequently threatened to score . However, France got a free kick after 18 minutes on the edge of Croatia's area. The kick was deflected in for an goal by the Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic. Croatia equalized with a beautiful piece of control and a quality shot from Ivan Perisic. France restored its from the penalty spot after the referee reviewed video evidence of a handball, which many say was not handball. Two shots from outside Croatia's area from Paul Pogba and Mbappe extended France's lead. An from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 69th minute gave Croatia , but France held on for victory.