Twenty years after winning on home soil, France have again been crowned World champions after bashing Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 edition in Russia.
Croatia took charge of proceedings in the first ten minutes but the French side went ahead after Mario Mandzukic flicked the ball onto his own net at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Ivan Perisic then levelled things up for Croatia in the 28th minute before he handled the ball in his box to give Didier Deschamp’s team a penalty which Antoine Griezmann clinically put away.
Paul Pogba and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe netted a goal each as the second-half began to put the game beyond the reach of their opponents.
However, a moment of ”madness” from Hugo Lloris handed the Croats a lifeline but the 1998 champions sat back to see off the game, exorcising the demons of their loss in the final of the 2006 edition in Germany.