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2018/07/15 | 17:00| Group A| Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow| Full Time|

As it happened: France 4-2 Croatia

2018-07-15 18:56
Last Updated at 12:55
15 Jul 19:18

That's all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 on the coverage on a thrilling World Cup Final as France were crowned World Champions after defeating Croatia.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

15 Jul 19:17

Les Bleus

France become world champions for the second time - 20 years on from their first triumph.

15 Jul 19:15

Deschamps' double

Didier Deschamps is just the third man - after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer - to win the World Cup as both a player and manager. A remarkable achievement.

15 Jul 19:13
Well done to a brave Croatia side who were unlucky tonight but have achieved their best ever World Cup finish.
15 Jul 19:07
MAN OF THE MATCH: Antoine Griezmann
15 Jul 18:54

FULL-TIME: France 4-2 Croatia

France are crowned WORLD CHAMPIONS after defeating Croatia in the World Cup Final!

15 Jul 18:53
French President Emmanuel Macron celebrating at the Luzhniki Stadium
15 Jul 18:52
92' Pogba almost catches the Croatian defence sleeping as Mbappe plays in a cross but the midfielder hits nothing but air with the goal at his mercy.
15 Jul 18:51
91' Vrsaljko receives a yellow for a lunge on Griezmann.
15 Jul 18:50
90' The fourth official signals 5 minutes of added time.
15 Jul 18:47

88' Croatia refusing to give up as Rakitic fires from range over the crossbar.

France will be happy to let Croatia shoot from that far out.

15 Jul 18:43
84' France are sitting back now looking to compact their defence and see out the game.
15 Jul 18:42
82' Pjaca comes on to replace Strinic.
15 Jul 18:41

81' France 4-2 Croatia

Croatia dominating possession still but just lacking the final ball to open up the France defence.

15 Jul 18:36
77' The ball drops to Rakitic on his left and his effort goes just wide of Lloris' goal.
15 Jul 18:36
76' Croatia dominating possession and need to score two to get back on level terms.
15 Jul 18:33
73' France make a change as Tolisso comes on to replace Matuidi.
15 Jul 18:32
71' Kramaric comes on to replace Rebic for Croatia.
15 Jul 18:29

69' France 4-2 Croatia

Mandzukic catches Lloris in possession and scores!!Horrible mistake by the goalkeeper!!

15 Jul 18:27
69' CROATIA!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 Jul 18:26

64' France 4-1 Croatia

KYLIAN MBAPPE hits the back of the net and becomes the first teenager since PELE to score in a World Cup final!!

15 Jul 18:23
64' FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!
15 Jul 18:22

62' France 3-1 Croatia

Paul Pogba might have put his name into the history books with a perfect finish.

 Les Bleus break away and when his first shot is blocked, he uses Modric as a shield to sweep a left-footer into the net with the goalkeeper unsighted.

15 Jul 18:20

60' France 3-1 Croatia

Paul Pogba gives France a 2 goal lead with an unstoppable left-footed shot!!!

15 Jul 18:19
60' FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15 Jul 18:15
55' Vida has to come across to put in a sliding challenge of Griezmann who was looking to break on the counter.
15 Jul 18:13
53' France make their first change as Kante is replaced by Nzonzi.
15 Jul 18:12
Conor McGregor is showing his support at the Luzhniki Stadium.
15 Jul 18:11
51' Pogba plays in Mbappe who outpaces the Croatian defence and forces Subasic to make a smart save.
15 Jul 18:10
49' A France clearance from a corner falls to Vrsaljko whose volley fails to hit the target.
15 Jul 18:08

48' France are on the back foot as Mandzukic dispossess Varane but fails to find a team-mate.

France can't hold on to it at the moment.

15 Jul 18:07
47' Rebic forces Lloris into making a smart save to tip his fierce strike over for a corner.
15 Jul 18:04

46' We're back underway in the second-half!

15 Jul 17:54
Half-Time statistics:
15 Jul 17:51

HALF-TIME: France 2-1 Croatia

Croatia can count themselves somewhat unfortunate tonight so far. France have not had to do much on the pitch, but they've already scored two goals.

First Mandzukic's own goal, and now Perisic's handball gifted Griezmann the opportunity to put France in front - which he took.

15 Jul 17:46
45' The fourth official signals 3 minutes of added time.
15 Jul 17:44

43' The ball drops to Lovren in the France box who thumps it against a French defender.

France are still really struggling to deal with Croatia's direct style of play.

15 Jul 17:42

42' Even with Griezmann putting his side ahead from the penalty spot, Les Bleus still have the same problem to solve: they are losing all the duels, in the air and on the ground.

Griezmann's precision on free-kicks has been a precious and so far dangerous weapon, but it is not going to be enough against this battling Croatian team.

15 Jul 17:41
40' Lucas Hernandez is booked by the referee.
15 Jul 17:40

37' France 2-1 Croatia

Antoine Griezmann gives France back the lead from the penalty spot.

Should the penalty have been awarded though.

15 Jul 17:38
38' FRANCE!!!!!!!
15 Jul 17:37
36' WOW the referee adjudged Perisic to have handled the ball and AWARDS A PENALTY!!!
15 Jul 17:36

33' CHANCE for France as Griemann swings in a corner that strikes Perisic's hand as France claim hand-ball!

The referee is checking the replay!


15 Jul 17:33

What a response!

France fail to clear a Croatia free-kick delivered deep from left to right and Ivan Perisic takes control, stepping around his marker and slamming a left-footed drive into the far corner with the aid of a slight deflection.


15 Jul 17:32

28' France 1-1 Croatia

The ball fall to Ivan Perisic in the box who absolutely SLAMS IT HOME!!!!

15 Jul 17:28
28' CROATIA!!!!!!!!!
15 Jul 17:27
27' First yellow card of the game goes to Ngolo Kante for a trip on Perisic.