How the world reacted to France's World Cup final victory over Croatia

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World Cup Finals 2018: How to Watch France vs Croatia

A nation of just over four million are 90 minutes away from what could be a pleasant shock for them if Croatia beat France (kick off 4pm ) on Sunday to win a first-ever World Cup. Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for the incident - watched from the VIP seats by Putin, whose government once jailed members of the activist group. Lucas Hernandez tore down the left to set up Mbappe who drilled a low shot beyond keeper Danijel Subasic for the 19-year-old's fourth goal of the tournament.

France are chasing a second World Cup triumph 20 years after their first in Paris with outsiders Croatia aiming to claim the trophy for the first time. Social media, meanwhile, couldn't stop talking about Paul Pogba's dabbing with the World Cup trophy.

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But it was Mbappe who put the match out of reach with a furious passage of play in the second half.

But it was then Perisic's turn go from hero to zero when he flapped an arm at a corner and, after a VAR review, Argentine referee Nestor Pitana awarded the 28th penalty of the tournament, another record, which Griezmann stroked home in the 38th minute for his fourth goal of Russian Federation 2018.

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The run started with a penalty kick awarded to Les Bleus after a VAR review determined a handball in the box. Mandzukic also scored an own-goal, giving France the lead in the 18th minute.

France manager Didier Deschamps shows faith in the same starting line-up that saw them overcome Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg on Tuesday night. Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany are the others.

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Perisic and Mandzukic both scored for Croatia, first to equalize in the 28th minute and later as a consolation goal in the 69th, embarrassing Lloris with a flicked shot as the France goalkeeper tried to dribble the ball out of his goalmouth.

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