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France hit four to win World Cup

France hit four to win World Cup


France won the World Cup for the second time after beating Croatia 4-2 in a pulsating final, that included a controversial use of VAR, on Sunday in Moscow.

A Mario Mandzukic own goal (18) set France on their way but Ivan Perisic fired home an equalised 10 minutes later.

But seven minutes before half-time, referee Nestor Pitana controversially awarded a spot-kick for a handball by Perisic after consulting pitch-side replays, which Griezmann stuck away.

Second-half goals from Paul Pogba (59) and Kylian Mbappé (65) took the game away from Croatia, who did score a comical consolation through Mandzukic after a Hugo Lloris error.

The victory means France boss Didier Deschamps becomes only the third person to lift the trophy as a player and manager, following Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.