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France's World Cup winners given heroes' welcome in Paris

19 July, 2018, 04:45 | Author: Rachael Silva
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France beat surprise finalists Croatia, 4-2, in the final of the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow to close out what was a very entertaining tournament in Russian Federation.

We really hope our national team will repeat the success of Russian Federation and maybe even go further.

The French, who won their only World Cup title at home in 1998, will be playing in their third final in 20 years.

Macron paced nervously out of his seat during the video review, and kissed his Croatian counterpart on both cheeks to console her after the game. Croatia seemed determined and gave France a tough fight for the Cup.

Croatia and France put on quite a show and combined for the highest goal tally in a final since 1958. Football lovers in Oman were also happy to have witnessed such an entertaining World Cup.

"I believed France was going to be the stronger nation, and I felt Croatia dominated the game in the first half, but France looked very unsafe on the counter", said Martini.

With the score level at 1-1, Argentine referee Nestor Pitana changed his initial decision and awarded a spot-kick, converted by Antoine Griezmann, for handball against Ivan Perisic after viewing television replays. "I was backing France as my second team".

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"At this moment I am not thinking of anything else but going back safely to Croatia and taking a rest".

France's victorious World Cup team has rolled down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus as thousands of people cheered with unrestrained pride and jets streamed the national colours - blue, white, red - overhead. Rather, it was on teams like Croatia, England and Russian Federation who shocked the world with their superb performances.

The final match between France and Croatia was the most tweeted, followed by a 6 July match between Brazil and Belgium.

Russian Federation staged its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a remarkable opening show at Luzhniki Stadium on the evening of June 14.

Zlatko Dalic's side were the better team for the first hour despite trailing, and were pushing France back when they were hit by those two swift hammer blows from Pogba and Mbappe. "Never forget where you come from: all the clubs across France that trained you". "From the plethora of last-minute goals to the number of upsets and unexpected heroes throughout, this was a World Cup that won't be forgotten soon".

They did not disappoint, passing the golden World Cup trophy from player to player as they jumped and danced on an open-air bus with "World Champions" emblazoned on its side.


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