It’s all over – France has beaten Croatia 4-2 to win their second World Cup, two decades after their only previous success in the competition.
World Cup final result: France 4-2 Croatia France are the world champions: Didier Deschamps celebrates with his overjoyed players as their fans cut loose in the stands and in the streets and squares of France.
For Croatia, it’s a boulevard of broken dreams, but they can go home with their heads held high. They dominated this match for long periods, putting France under immense pressure.
France enjoyed a bit of luck but were ultimately worthy winners. As Didier Deschamps gets the bumps from his players, Antoine Griezmann stands to one side weeping salty tears of joy.
ALLEZ LES BLUES! France is the World Champions, for the second time ever. Didier Deschamps has now won the World Cup as a player and as a manager, joining Mario Zagallo and the great Kaiser! They have emulated the 1998 heroes!
It was high-scoring for a World Cup final, with six goals in total. One was an own goal, one came from a highly ducious penalty and a third came on the back of a hideous goalkeeping rick. The other three, scored by Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Ivan Perisic were quite outstanding and fit to grace any World Cup final.