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