France have won the FIFA World Cup final 2018, seeing off a valiant effort by Croatia in the process. Here’s the opportunity to see how history will remember the winners and losers.
MOSCOW — The first France goal came off a Croatian’s head. The second was scored with the aid of the Argentine referee, and became the first video-assistant-reviewed goal in World Cup history.
But the next two — hard low shots by the young French stars Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé — confirmed what everyone knew even before France polished off its 4-2 victory on Sunday: arFrance was the best team in the field this summer in Russia, and for that reason — a potent mix of greatness, grit and good fortune — they are world champions again.