Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Mbappe salutes Pele after World Cup final goal

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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.

Modric was then back to his best in helping his side past Russian Federation and England to set up a first-ever appearance in the final of a major tournament, and he was again one of Croatia's better performers at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Germany defender Mats Hummels wished both teams best of luck ahead of the game. "Thank you for this handsome football!"

French president Emmanuel Macron left his inhibitions at the door during the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday, spending the game delivering air punches like a kid post-Santa visit.

Watch the celebration as the team touched down in Zagreb.

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Grabar-Kitarovic had been making headlines and winning hearts from across the globe with some heartwarming gestures on her Russian World Cup trip.

He then scored a stunning goal against Croatia in the quarter-final but lost the game in the shootout.

But one of the most eye-catching moments came during the winners' presentation, when Russian President Vladimir Putin was the first person to be given an umbrella during the driving rain, while the French and Croatian leaders stood in the driving rain. Our national team was in contention, but it could not be developed at all, because the Croatian side, led by Modrić and Rakitić, was completely in charge of the field.

On his goal: "It was a superb goal, especially since it was a goal that gave us wings". We will never know why VAR was not used to review the possible offense of Umtiti over Mandžukić for a penalty kick. Nothing more lovely than being Croatian'.

"There are two teams and a Cup and we are not going to let another team take this Cup".

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