France celebrates World Cup triumph
A World Cup party was kicking off in France on Sunday after Les Bleus claimed their second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.
Mario Mandzukic's 18th-minute own goal put Didier Deschamps' men in front only for Ivan Perisic to hammer in a fine equaliser. The Inter player was then harshly adjudged to have handled in the box, as VAR made its first impact upon a World Cup final.
Antoine Griezmann converted his fourth goal of the tournament from 12 yards before Paul Pogba - shortly after a pitch invasion from Russian protest group Pussy Riot interrupted proceedings - and Kylian Mbappe put France out of sight.
Mandzukic pulled one back after a dreadful error from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, but Croatia could not muster one final effort.
It prompted a wave of celebration all over France with president Emmanuel Macron and even the Mona Lisa getting involved...
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