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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