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Hugo Lloris

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris speaks with his teammates

After a double substitution from Didier Deschamps, Paul Pogba grabbed a victor with 10 minutes left with a heavily deflected shot.

"Against Belgium I missed efficiency, luck and something to score but hopefully I can have it for the final", he said.

Croatia was unable to capitalize and France won their second World Cup.

"To get a second star (World Cup) after 20 years, it's just brilliant", said Tommy Hamon, 23, who was working in Le Deauville, a bar on the Champs Elysees.

Only Beckenbauer, captain of a triumphant West Germany in 1974 and then their coach in 1990, has achieved the exact same feat as Deschamps before. Back-up goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is the other African-born member of France's squad at the World Cup and has a brother who has kept goal for the Democratic Republic of Congo. He won the two French titles and the Champions League with Marseille before winning the European cup as well as Serie A three times, with Juventus.

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"To beat an Argentina team with Lionel Messi, a Uruguay side with Luis Suarez, with Diego Godin that also does the awful stuff, to beat a Belgium side with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku. they've come through everything".

"You can't win a World Cup on just talent". France defeated Croatia by a score of 4-2 at the 2018 soccer World Cup final in Moscow, Russia on Sunday July 15, 2018.

French fans dared to dream of a FIFA World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the game on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.

He said: 'How marvellous!

His blend of young, inexperienced players (right back Benjamin Pavard; left back Lucas Hernandez) and seasoned veterans created a team with both spine and youthful exuberance.

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Sunday's final in Moscow against Croatia is a repeat of the 1998 semi-final, with Croatia wanting revenge for their defeat 20 years ago.

There are some football games that we know before they begin will go down in history, regardless of what happens.

After France's win, US President Donald Trump sent his congratulations.

"We worked for it. Man, it's incredible".

"I'm proud of my players, I'm proud of my team, I'm proud of my country", he concluded, leaving the press conference room to a round of applause. We have a lot of respect for them. It is the supreme coronation. We don't say it enough: "We live well in France, we eat well, it's a handsome country", star striker Antoine Griezmann reminded his compatriots on Friday.

"I'm very happy to have grown up in France, to have the French culture, even if I went overseas very early". Denis Cheryshev's curling shot for Russian Federation against Croatia and Benjamin Pavard's swerving strike for France against Argentina are among the highlights. We went in a little shy and we let go of that bit by bit and we were able to make the difference. "We can not wait to lift the Cup and bring it back to France".

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Croatia have shown the quality and resilience to come through three knockout rounds, two on penalties and one in extra time . National coach for France Didier Deschamps said: "It is really lovely ".

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