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France Blasts Past Croatia To Triumph FIFA World Cup 2018:- France is the new stars of football after they defeated a gusty Croatia and the rest of the globe 4-2 to win the 21st FIFA World Cup in Moscow on Sunday.
For the second instance, the French earned football nirvana after having gone all the way at home in 1998. Just like Belgium and England in the semi, Croatia paid the price for not making their first-half dominance count.
Except the French variety willed on by all homo sapiens, Croatia fought like warriors but the comeback kings of the tournament could not raise some other famed rally. There was no disgrace in going down after such a fight, although the better team of the night lost.
Russia has supplied the highest scoring decider since Argentina's 3-2 win in 1986, after a 1-0 outcome in the final of the endmost two World Cups.
France was better off to go into the break with a 2-1 lead since Croatia was distinctly superior in the whole half.
The tentative French seemed peculiarly vulnerable in the air. But it was Les Bleus that went in the lead in the 18th minute through an acquainted path.
The win of the hero of Croatia's semifinal lost sight of the ball by Raphael Varane's eleventh-minute run across. A free-kick was floated by Antoine Griezmann which he had dubiously won just outside the box on the right, and Mario Mandzukic headed the ball into his own net.
The Olympian Luzhniki Stadium, a veritable Russian monument, endeavored to stay intact with the eruption of Croatian celebrations. It was like a home match for Croatia who had monopolized the stands. The goal was the least the energetic Balkan nation deserved.
Perisic then played a part in a goal at the other end, as he conceded a penalty with a handball off a corner. To score his third penalty of the tournament and fourth overall, Griezmann rolled the ball past the Croatian goalie.
The first half served as the perfect appetizer for a compelling second. Ante Rebic of Croatia drew a brilliant save from Hugo Lloris after with a superior first-time shot from the left after being set up by Ivan Rakitic attractively.
France abruptly, came alive with two goals in six minutes by the hour mark stunning their opponents. Midfielder Paul Pogba opened his account in Russia with a sharp shot after his initial endeavor had been closed.