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

Twitter reacts as France takes the cup

Twitter reacts as France takes the cup

France's triumph ends two years of scrutiny following their disappointing 1-0 loss to Portugal at the climax of Euro 2016 on home soil, as they lifted the World Cup for the second time in their history.

Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann admits he considered a Panenka for his World Cup final penalty in France's win over Croatia.

Fourteen of France's 23 players were World Cup newcomers but Deschamps said they were ready to work towards a common goal and were mentally more mature than their age. Modric starred in the group stage as Croatia took nine points from a possible nine, before the Vatreni beat Denmark on penalties in the last 16 despite a subdued display from their talisman. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France's Paul Pogba celebrates with teammates after scoring the third of France's four goals.

"We can surely be proud of how we organised this tournament", Putin said in televised comments after France's victory against Croatia.

Then it got plenty of Mbappe, which meant it got thrilling, although we must be cautious with such blanket assessments.

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This will be one of them. "Yes (it was surprising), but ultimately it doesn't really concern us", Root said. England Test captain Joe Root was "surprised" with the fans' behaviour.

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He continued: "This one isn't even a stage smile - this is a pained smile". "Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s?" he said. Thomas also spoke out about his staged paparazzi photos that he claims lead him to being "shunned" by the royal family .

The last World Cup victor to also scoop the Player of the Tournament award was Romario in 1994.

Soon, French Manager Didier Deschamps would caution: "Kylian Mbappe, for example, he's only 19 years old, and I do hope he's going to win the World Cup again". It is worth noting that the top four high-scoring World Cups of all time have come over the last six editions, since the tournament was expanded to 32 teams, and 64 matches as a outcome.

"If somebody had offered us to be runners-up before the tournament started, that would have been fantastic..." For 55 days, we have done a lot of work.

He said: "They have incredible talent".

While Dalić agrees that he had to congratulate France for their title, he notes with nostalgia that his team played well. Different origins but we are all united.

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