2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 24 - THIRD PLACE - BELGIUM VS ENGLAND 2:0

Belgium beat England in World Cup third-place playoff 

14 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 23 - SEMI-FINALS - CROATIA VS ENGLAND 2:1

Croatia reach the World Cup final for the first time

11 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 22 - SEMI-FINALS - FRANCE VS BELGIUM 1:0

France beat Belgium to reach the World Cup final.

10 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 21 - QUARTER-FINALS - SWEDEN VS ENGLAND 0:2

England advance to semi-finals

7 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 21 - QUARTER-FINALS - RUSSIA VS CROATIA 3:4

Croatia advance to semi-finals

7 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 20 - QUARTER-FINALS - URUGUAY VS FRANCE 0:2

France advance to semi finals

6 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 20 - QUARTER-FINALS - BRAZIL VS BELGIUM 1:2

Belgium advance to semi-finals

6 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 19 - LAST SIXTEEN - SWEDEN VS SWITZERLAND 1:0

Sweden through to quarter-finals

3 Jul 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 19 - LAST SIXTEEN - COLOMBIA VS ENGLAND 4:5

England beat Columbia in shootout to reach quarter-finals

3 Jul 2018

2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 25 - FINAL - FRANCE VS CROATIA 4:2

FINAL

France vs Croatia 4:2

 

Goals France
18’ Goal Mario Mandžukić (o.g.)
38’ Goal Antoine Griezmann (pen.)
59’ Goal Paul Pogba
65’ Goal Kylian Mbappé

Goals Croatia
28’ Goal Ivan Perišić
68’ Goal Mario Mandžukić 

 

Facts

The title is France’s second and the country’s first since it won on home soil in 1998, and it ended a thrilling run by Croatia over the past five weeks.

The Croats survived three consecutive extra-time games — and two penalty shootouts — in the knockout rounds to reach their first final, and they even had the better of the game on Sunday.

Coach Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and head coach.

The players honored him with pure joy and showering him with Champagne before he could answer a single question

His France team will not be remembered as the most elegant champions, or the most creative.

Instead, it will be remembered for what it was: a team of exceptional talent and ruthless efficiency, a group in which every player knew his job and performed it flawlessly.

 

SQUADS
FRANCE  CROATIA

 

16 Jul 2018
(afrofootball.com)

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