How players past and present reacted to France’s thrilling World Cup final win

France became world champions for the second time following a 4-2 victory against Croatia in a entertaining World Cup final in Moscow.

Mario Mandzukic’s own goal gave France the lead before a powerful Ivan Perisic strike levelled. The Croatian was then adjudged to have handled the ball in his side’s penalty area after a lengthy Video Assistant Referee review which allowed Antoine Griezmann to slot home from the spot.

Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored to increase Les Bleus’ lead before a Hugo Lloris howler allowed Mandzukic to pull one back.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at how players past and present reacted to the thrilling finale in Russia, which included a dancing president and a former football great hinting at a comeback.

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Champion du monde 🇫🇷🇫🇷 #fiersdetrebleus #equipedefrance #coupedumonde

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Ponosan ❤ @hns_cff

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Bravooo HRVATSKA ! 😍❤🇭🇷 Volim vas sve ! ❤

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