XtraTime Web Desk: Didier Deschamps’s France creates history at Moscow, as the gaffer writes his name on the elite list of maestros like Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer, who have won the illusive trophy both as a coach and a player. The Les Blues thumped the tenacious Croatia by 4-2 after a sensational game of football. The genius of Paul Pogba made it 3-1 in the opening minutes of the second half.
He started the move with a sumptuous pass on the volley that splitted open the Croatian defence and set Mbappe on his way. The PSG forward blazed forward and found Griezmann in the box who laid it off to Pogba on the edge of the area.
The midfielder saw his first shot blocked but then placed the rebound into the far corner to spark emphatic scenes in Moscow.
M’bappe made it 4-1 with a classic finish as Lucas Hernandez fed him from the left wing. He got the ball from 25 yards out and smashed in a rasping grounder into the bottom corner. That was scintillating from the wonder kid who had set this world cup alight.
Hugo Lloris made a terrible mistake to let Mandzukic reduce the margin. There’s no other explanation for it. He got a backpass and tried to dribble past Mandzukic who used his leg out and deflected it into the goal.
This has been their second title after their memorable win back in 1998 and no wonder, with the bunch of talents they have been blessed to have got, the nation has every possibility to rule the wirld football in the next few years as well.