And the second time in history he became the champion.Antoine Grizmann. Reuters photo
The account was opened at the 18th minute by Croatian striker Mario Mandzhukich. In an attempt to win martial arts, he redirected the ball into his own goal, allowing the first own goal in the history of the finals of the World Cup.
Ten minutes later Croats equalized. At the 28th minute Ivan Perisic struck from the left foot in the far corner with a slight rebound from the French defender, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could not reach the ball.
However, after ten minutes the French recouped. At the 38th minute striker Antoine Grismann brought the team forward, breaking through the penalty area in the left corner under the goalkeeper. Penalty in the goal of the Croatian national team was appointed after Perisic in the penalty area hit the ball with his left hand.
GRIEZMANN HIT EM WITH THE FORTNITE DANCE pic.twitter.com/ZRkojkXwjg
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) 15 July 2018
Grismann celebrated his goal with a dance from the Fortnite video game
However, to see the violation, referee Nestor Pitan took advantage of the video replay, and he had to look at the controversial situation several times. Three days before the match, Pitana commented on his appointment as a referee in his tweet in Russian.
Для меня большая честь быть избранным в качестве рефери Финала! Удачи в обеих командах, я сделаю все возможное!
— Nestor Pitana (@NestorPitana) 12 July 2018
In the second half, an incident occurred on the field: at the 52nd minute four people ran out onto the field, including a girl dressed in police uniform. They managed to reach the center of the field before the security detained them and led them away. As it turned out, it was a political action by Pussy Riot “The militiaman comes into play.”
After the incident, the French went into a confident attack. Paul Pogba scored the third goal in the 59th minute, and Kilian Mbappa in the 65th minute brought the score to 4: 1 in favor of France.
— Liman Abdullahi PRESIDENTE (@Radioanchor) 15 July 2018
The Goal of Bend
— Arcadie (@Arcadie_) 15 July 2018
However, in the 68th minute, Mario Mandzhukich took advantage of a mistake in protecting the French and reduced the gap. Too slow transfer to the goalkeeper led to the fact that Lloris did not manage to knock out the ball, and Manjukich, quickly shortening the distance, sent the ball into the goal
— ImArya (@ImAryaWwe) 15 July 2018
Goal of Manjukic to the gates of France
The French national team became the world football champion for the second time in history. Previously, she won the World Cup final in 1998, scoring three goals (two – Zinedine Zidane, one – Emmanuel Petit) to the Brazil national team.