Rabat - France will lift the 2018 World Cup trophy after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match played on Sunday at the Luzhniki stadium.
Rabat – France will lift the 2018 World Cup trophy after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match played on Sunday at the Luzhniki stadium.
Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring for France through an own goal at the 18 minute of the match.
Mandzukic guided the ball into the top corner from Griezmann’s free kick, giving France the lead.
Less than ten minutes later, Croatia responded to France with an excellent equalizer played by Ivan Perisic in the penalty zone.
At the 38th minute of the game, France scored its second goal through a penalty.
The finalists ended the first half with a 2-1 result, with Croatia hoping to stun its rival in the second half.
Croatia, however, was not lucky enough to score an equalizer with the rival scoring two more goals in the first minutes of the second half.
Croatia’s stars, Mandzukic, Rakitic, Domagoj Vida and Ivan Rakitic tried their best to score, missing several clear scoring opportunities.
France killed the match at 65 minute of the match through its superstar Kylian Mbappé.
Croatia scored a goal following a glaring mistake by France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Mandzukic’s goal revived Croatia’s hope to level the score, but the French player skillfully managed the last minutes of the match, allowing their country to lift the World Cup for the second time in its history.