How to Watch France vs Croatia

16 July, 2018, 06:26 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for Word Cup

That's double the previous World Cup record of six.

France won the World Cup for the second time in their history after beating Croatia 4-2 in an entertaining final here on Sunday.

France regained the lead on 38 minutes after a controversial decision by Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana to award a penalty following appeals by the French.

France's final goal was scored by 19-year-old rising star Kylian Mbappé, which put his squad up by three. Antoine Griezmann's lofted free kick from the French right was nodded into his own net by Mario Mandzukic.

The greatest days of a footballer's career are subject to so many factors they can not control - a team-mate's mistake, a bad call from their manager, a referee seduced by a VAR review - but what is under their aegis is the style of their performance. "The crowd absolutely erupted as soon as the final whistle sounded, all 80,000 of those packed in the fan zone". "I just want to say one sentence about that penalty: You don't give a penalty like that in a World Cup final". Deschamps now joins elite company, one which only has Franz Beckenbauer for lifting the World Cup as a captain and as a coach.

Deschamps, who was captain of the side that won the 1998 World Cup in France, also said the side were keeping their feet on the floor.

Croatia were on top again after the break but France went 3-1 up on the hour as Mbappe and Griezmann combined to set up Pogba on the edge of the box.

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The first match was the most momentous - a 2-1 win for France in the 1998 World Cup semifinals at Stade de France outside Paris.

After 63 games and an exiting tournament full of surprises it comes down to France and Croatia to decide the victor of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Croatia, a country that only gained independence in 1991, will be playing in its first.

That made it the highest-scoring first half since 1974, when West Germany led the Netherlands 2-1 - also the final score - but this time there was much more to come.

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

France and Croatia lock horns on Sunday in Moscow with the World Cup on the line. "We dominated and then the penalty was given". "We are far from thinking on our side that we have already reached the goal".

"We are sad but proud at the same time", coach Zlatko Dalic said.

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