France beat Croatia 4-2 to be crowned champions for the second time. Didier Deschamps became the third person to win the World Cup both as a player and a coach. France triumphed thanks to an own goal from Mario Mandzukic, an Antoine Griezmann penalty — awarded after a VAR review – and second-half strikes by Paul Pogba and teenager Kylian Mbappe.

Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy as France celebrate after winning the World Cup. (REUTERS)
Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy as France celebrate after winning the World Cup. (REUTERS)

France take on Croatia on the biggest stage on earth – the FIFA World Cup Final.

Moscow will host the showpiece event as France – who knocked out Argentina and Belgium in the process – meet dark horses Croatia.

Zlatko Dalic’s men beat a resilient England in the semi-final, while emerging top of the group featuring Lionel Messi’s side.