France won their second World Cup title in 2018 beating Croatia 4-2 in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Les Bleus won six out of their seven World Cup games to be crowned champions. Their only draw was against Denmark in the group stages. They had defeated Argentina (4-3), Uruguay (2-0) and Belgium (1-0) in the round of 16, quarterfinal and semifinal respectively.
The final between France and Croatia that saw the champions take the lead in the 18th minute via Mario Mandzukic’s own goal. Croatia came back into the match with Ivan Perisic’s strike in the 28th minute though.
France eventually took the match away from the Croatians when Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty in the 38th minute and then Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored in the 59th and 65th minute respectively. Mandzukic then scored a consolation goal for his side.
20 years after their first World Cup triumph at their own den, France lifted their second title in Russia under the leadership of Hugo Lloris. Didier Deschamps, the captain of France’s 1998 World Cup-winning side, was the manager of the team in 2018.
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