France claimed their second World Cup title with a pulsating 4-2 win over Croatia in Sunday’s thrilling final as Paul Pogba delivered a momentous performance for Les Bleus in Moscow.
Didier Deschamps’ side came out victorious in a six-goal thriller, winning the Final 4-2, in a match that saw the first ever own goal and VAR-awarded penalty in a World Cup Final , as well as a calamitous mistake from captain Hugo Lloris.
Les Bleus faced Peru, Australia and Denmark in Group C, and progressed along with the latter following two wins and a draw.
France then beat Argentina 4-3 in a thrilling last-16 encounter before knocking out Uruguay with a 2-0 quarter-final win, and overcoming Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals.
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 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.