How France won the World Cup 2018

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In the final of the World Cup, the national team of France defeated Croatia. The game, which was held in Moscow, ended with a score of 4:2 in favor of the French. In the first minutes of the match teams showed an equal game, but the Croats were more persistent in the attack.

In the 18th minute Croatia’s midfielder Brozovic made a dangerous tackle under Antoine Griezmann. Referee Nestor Pitana appointed a direct free kick. Mario Mandžukić accidentally headed the ball into his own net.

Ten minutes later Croats equalized the score: Ivan Perisic scored with a shot from the center of the box to the far corner.

In the 36th minute, the referee after the video replay appointed a penalty. Griezmann converted the penalty into a goal with a shot to the left corner, Danijel Subasic jumped in the opposite direction.

In the 59th minute Paul Pogba kicked a goal.

The French team scored the fourth goal soon, Mbappe made a shot with left foot from outside the box to the left corner.

Four minutes later the Croats, taking advantage of a mistake by the goalkeeper of the opponent, set the final score.

Scorenga.co.uk/Valeriia Ponomarenko

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