The 2018 World Cup comes to the climax today with France taking on Croatia. The closing ceremony preceded the match with a spectacular showing of calistenices and glamour.
France central defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante, arguably the best at his position in the world, will be tasked with containing Croatia’s midfield engine in superstar Luka Modric.
France XI: Hugo Lloris; Lucas Hernandez, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard; Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante; Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe; Olivier Giroud.
Croatia XI: Danijel Subasic; Ivan Strinic, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko; Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric; Ivan Perisic, Mario Manduzkic, Ante Rebic.
The teams are healthy but surely a bit tired at this stage, especially Croatia. The team has played three consecutive extra time affairs, meaning they enter the final having essentially played an extra match with the 90 minutes of extra time.
Watch all the goals and highlights from the game below.
Mandzukic own goal came as a result of a floated ball into the croatian goal.
France lead 1 nil.
Croatia had a corner whippped into the French goal area and after several attempts by the croatian players to create a goal scoring chance, Ivan Perisic laced home a well hit shot. Goal!!!
France 1 Croatia 1.
Athletico Madrid striker Griezmann slotted home a penalty to out France in the lead.
France 2 Croatia 1
Pogba scored another the French team making it 3-1. The Croats seem to be losing this one with the way things are going.
France 3 Croatia 1
Mbappe who has been quiet in the game comes to life to score his first for the game. Once again, France lead with a solid margin.
France 4 Croatia 1
Mario Mandzuki pounced on an errors from Illoris and scored his second goal to put Croatia in a position to overturn the scorline. Croatian fans have seen their team go to the wire three times in themis world cup 2018 tournament.
France 4 Croatia 2
Another eventful was the invading of the soccer pitch by socer fans. Watch below.
France have won the 2018 world cup beating Croatia 4 goals to 2.
Congratulations to France!!! World Champions!