Croatia showed that small nations can dream, says coach Dalic

Croatia's bid for World Cup final glory is against their conquerors in 1998

Pogba, 25, can now add the World Cup to a trophy cabinet that already includes four Serie A titles and the Europa League.

In the end, France bagged the cup 4-2 - and the final word went to Desares-Decaux.

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Emmanuel Macron, elected a year ago with two-thirds of the vote, was captured celebrating in this spectacular picture as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second title.

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But as the match progressed, it became clear France was headed for the win. Sergio Ramos is the main man defensively for Real Madrid but when it comes to France it's all about Varane, he is a leader at the back and often makes towering headed clearances to help his team out.

As the final seconds of the World Cup final ticked over, the noise inside Cafe Bicyclette in Edmonton grew louder, French flags pulled tighter around shoulders.

In an incident-packed showpiece, France led 2-1 at half-time after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an Antoine Griezmann penalty controversially awarded via VAR, with Ivan Perisic briefly bringing Croatia level. He expects a French victory, due to their experience.

The Frenchman is now also the fourth youngest player to ever play at least minute in and win the World Cup, behind Pele (1958), Marco Antonio with Brazil in 1970 and Giuseppe Bergomi with Italy in 1982.

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Commenting on the controversial penalty that fetched France a goal, Dalić says, "I never comment on refereeing, but let me say one sentence..."

France has claimed the trophy against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup championship game. Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino then handed France captain Hugo Lloris the World Cup trophy.

"I feel like we're number one, even though we lost", said Zeljko Brnjas who moved to Canada from Croatia in 1962.

Two hours earlier, a very different side of Macron was seen during a break of play to review a refereeing decision that changed the game in France's favor.

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