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Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018 Final: France beat Croatia 4-2 to win second title

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Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 15, 2018 23:52 IST ]
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammates after
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Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fourth goal

Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018 FINAL - France vs Croatia

Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday. Mbappe had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half. Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for the incident — watched from the VIP seats by Putin, whose government once jailed members of the activist group. About 12 minutes after play resumed, Mbappe sent a right-footed shot past Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. The only other teen to score in a World Cup final was Pele, who was 17 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958. Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, was born months after France first won its only other World Cup title in 1998. (MATCH SCHEDULE & RESULTS)


22.24 IST: France beat Croatia 4-2 to win second title. Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored in the 39th, 59th and 65th minute respectively as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second World Cup title.

22.22 IST: BUT POGBA MISSES THE CHANCE HERE. He couldn't even touch the ball.

22.20 IST: YELLOW CARD FOR Vrsaljko! Penalty for France!

22.19 IST: Five minutes added to the 90 minutes. Are we going to see more goals?

22.15 IST: Another brilliant save by the Croatian goalkeeper! Three more minutes in the game.

22.09 IST: With 10 remaining in the final, France substitute players. Pjaca comes in for Strinić. Fekir replaces Giroud. 

22.05 IST: This is for the first time since 1958 that we've had six goals in the regular time of a World Cup final.

21.57 IST: GOAL! Mario Mandzukic scores in the 69th minute as Croatia make it 2-4 against France. LLORIS made a mistake here. Lloris attempts to play out from the back on his own goalline. FAILS MISERABLY!

21.54 IST: GOAL! Kylian Mbappe scores in the 65th minute as France take 4-1 lead against Croatia. Mbappe is the second teenager to score in the World Cup after Pele.

21.51 IST: 110th player to score in the final, Pogba is the first Manchester United player to score in a World Cup final match.

21.47 IST: Pogba scores! France take 3-1 lead against Croatia in the 59th minute.

21.45 IST: Brazillian legend Ronaldinho Gaucho is enjoying the final in Moscow.

21.43 IST: SUBSTITUTION for France! Nzonzi comes in for Kante! Let's see what he can do for his team after 55 minutes.

21.40 IST: The history at the World Cup 2018 says Croatia have come from behind to defeat Denmark, Russia and England. Can they do it at the biggest stage?

21.37 IST: Another epic save by goalkeeper keeper Lloris!

21.33 IST: The second half has started in Moscow!

21.24 IST: Another thrilling half awaits in Moscow!

21.19 IST: France lead Croatia 2-1 at half-time. The exciting first-half comes to an end with Griezmann taking France to the half-time with a 2-1 lead. Perisic scored a goal for Croatia after Mandzukic's own goal gave France an early advantage in Moscow.

21.16 IST: Chance missed! Three minutes added to the first-half!

21.15 IST: Corner! Can Croatia score an equaliser?

21.14 IST: All hopes on Luka Modric again as he takes a free-kick in the 41st minute!

21.11 IST: Yellow card for Lucas Hernandez in the 40th minute.

21.08 IST: GOAL! Griezmann scores in the 38th minute as France take 2-1 lead against Croatia.

21.07 IST: Ohh yes! It's a penalty for France!

21.04 IST: IS IT A HANDBALL? It's a VAR time in the final!

21.00 IST: GOAL! Ivan Perisic scores an equaliser for Croatia in the 28th minute. Vida pushes the ball perfectly towards Perisic, who makes no mistake to bring his team level.

20.51 IST: Croatia get a free-kick in the 20th minute as Modric is tripped on the right flank. A chance to score an equaliser.

20.48 IST: GOAL! Mario Mandzukic's own goal in the 18th minute helps France take 1-0 lead against Croatia.

20.45 IST: Another corner for Croatia! This all dominance from Croatia came inside first 15 minutes!

20.42 IST: This is the 900th match of the FIFA World Cup and incidentally, France were featured in the first-ever World Cup match as well.

20.41 IST: France get their first chance to put some pressure on the underdogs.

20.38 IST: What an approach! Croatia make a second attempt here but France clear the first cross into the box from the corner in the ninth minute.

20.34 IST: Croatia are playing an aggressive game here. The first attempt inside first four minutes, though unsuccessful!

20.32 IST: FOUL! Modric fouls Samuel Umtiti in the very first minute of the final match.

20.28 IST: On Saturday, Belgium earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in a match both saw as the start of a push for the European Championship title in 2020 or the World Cup in 2022.

20.25 IST: Both the teams come out on the ground for their national anthems.

20.23 IST: The FIFA World Cup trophy is brought onto the pitch by the 2014 champions Germany skipper Philip Lahm.

20.20 IST: FIFA thanks Nicky Jam, Will Smith and Era Istrefi for their appealing performances at the World Cup Closing Ceremony.

20.15 IST: Ahead of the clash of the finalists, stars Nicky Jam, Will Smith and Era Istrefi performed on the Official Song of the FIFA World Cup 2018 'Live It Up'.

20.10 IST: The teams are here for the big game.

20.00 IST: The glittery closing ceremony has started in Moscow.

19.55 IST: Here are the two teams who are ready to create history:

19.50 IST: Meanwhile in Croatia, the Croatian flags are everywhere, people are walking the streets wearing the national team's soccer jerseys and even dogs are sporting red-and-white collars. The nation has been gripped by anticipation and euphoria ahead of the national team's first World Cup final appearance against France.

19.45 IST: Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is all set to host the much anticipated final match.

19.30 IST: Here are your Starting XIs for the World Cup Final match.

Brief Preview: The Le Blues will aim to add another star on their jersey and aspire to leave with the all-glorious World Cup come Sunday. Croatia on the other hand, have been valiant, courageous and focused. Their eyes are on the prize. After bettering their previous best of 1998 semifinals, a rather dedicated Croatia will hope to give their all and bring home a prize never seen or clinched before.

France and Croatia started their paths to the World Cup final similarly, needing a little help from their foes and officials to get their first wins. Both have benefited from great goalkeeping along the way. And both racked up goals against Argentina to help send the two-time champions home. From there, the teams' routes to soccer's biggest stage diverged greatly. (Read full match preview)

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