France successfully write a new piece of history in the World Cup as Les Blues grabbed their second every victory in that tournament after defeating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.
Both teams looking determined and confident in winning the prestigious trophy as they put on an aggressive effort since kick off, especially the Vatreni, that looked keen on winning their first ever World Cup.
Despite dominating possession and creating nice attacking moves, Zlatko Dalic’s men found themselves going one goal down when Mario Mandzukic accidentally heading the ball into his own net on 18 minutes.
That lead only lasted 10 minutes though as Vatreni got themselves back on level terms when Ivan Perisic scored a lovely goal from just inside the penalty area.
Luck seemingly favoring Les Blues during that first 45 minutes as they were able to regain their lead, this time from Antoine Griezmann’s spot kick, which was once again earned from VAR assistance.
After the break, Croatia tried to push harder in search for that equalizing goal, but they seemed to forget their defensive setup as Les Blues’ fast counter attacking play create many problems, before Paul Pogba eventually extending his team’s lead into 3-1.
Things got even worse for Vatreni when another swift counter attacking play resulted in Kylian Mbappe’s lovely long range goal on 65 minutes, making it 4-1.
Mandzukic made up for his first half error after pulling one goal back for Croatia as he took advantage of Hugo Lloris’ bluder to give the Balkan side a slight shot at come back.
However, trailing by two goals were just two much for Dalic’s men, especially since they really looked tired after having to play their previous three games through 120 minutes.
France hold their 4-2 lead until the final whistle was blown and despite the rain pouring hard afterwards, Les Blues players were joyfully lifting the World Cup 2018 trophy and celebrated their victory.