France vs Croatia Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Fifa Name Referee For France-Croatia World Cup Final

Croatia were impressive in their first-ever final and runners-up is their best-ever result under the eyes of Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emmanuel Macron of France and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia; and Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of 2022 hosts Qatar, among the 78,011 crowd.

Croatia reached the final thanks to a 2-1 extra-time semi-final win against England, and some fans took the time to mockingly thank the English for their generosity.

Mbappe had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters.

The only other teen to score in a World Cup final was Pele, who was 17 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958.

Zlatko Dalic's team are clear underdogs going into the final with France, but they can take some definite encouragement from this little nugget: Since 1958, there's been a first-time World Cup victor every 20 years. Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino then handed France captain Hugo Lloris the World Cup trophy.

Lloris said that defeat was not on their minds any longer, with many current players not part of the 2016 team.

Fifa Name Referee For France-Croatia World Cup Final

While France saw off Argentina, Uruguay, and Belgium, Croatia had to beat Denmark and Russian Federation on penalties before beating England in extra-time. However, 14 of the 23 players who made up the squad two years ago are still around.

After his tireless running exhausted the Croatian defence, it was only fitting that Mbappe himself got on the scoresheet, hitting a sweetly-struck effort from the edge of the penalty area with which Danijel Subasic stood no chance.

The third goal was scored in the 59th minute by Pogba, who picked up the original initial shot was blocked, although the second chance was steered gracefully into the net.

Pogba then scored the crucial third goal for France as he started a flowing move with a wonderful drilled pass, then finished off, at the second attempt, as he curled past Danijel Subasic. About four minutes after his corner kick was knocked out, the referee ruled Ivan Perisic had handled the ball on the way.

Will France stick to their usual starting lineup against Croatia in the World Cup final? He inadvertently sent it past his own goalkeeper. Luckily, by the time the 31-year-old French stopper inexplicably tried to dribble around Mandzukic inside his own six-yard box, allowing the former Bayern Munich striker to score Croatia's second, two of France's undisputed stars had fired Les Bleus into a 4-1 lead in a ferocious six-minute exhibition of attacking verve.

FIFA announce winter dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final game between France and Croatia set to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium .



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