World Cup 2018 final in pictures

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Unfortunate own goal

Mario Mandzukic (fifth from left) didn't mean to hinder Croatia's World Cup chances, but he did exactly that when he unintentionally headed a free kick from Antoine Griezmann into the back of the net for an own goal.

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Powerful Perisic

Ivan Perisic (second from right) lifted Croatia's spirits when he leveled the score 10 minutes after Mandzukic's own goal. It was the second consecutive game in which Perisic scored an equalizer.

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VAR controversy

Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana (right) was called upon by the video assistant referees to determine whether Ivan Perisic (left) handled a ball in the box. Pitana awarded France a penalty after examining the incident himself.

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Griezmann converts

Antoine Griezmann restored France's lead at 2-1, converting from the penalty spot by sending Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic the wrong way. It was Griezmann's fourth goal at the World Cup and his third from the spot.

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Pogba makes his mark

Paul Pogba silenced his critics by doubling France's lead, curling a shot with his weak foot into the back of the net. The goal was just his third for France at a major tournament and his first since the quarterfinals of the 2016 Euros.

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Fist pump

French president Emmanuel Macron certainly loved the spectacle unfolding in front of him while sitting in a VIP box with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Magnificent Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe (left) punctuated the game with a thunderous strike from outside the penalty area to increase France's lead to 4-1. With the goal, the 19-year-old became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Brazil's Pele in 1958.

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Present for Croatia

French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (right) gifted Croatia a second goal. He tried to dribble around Mario Mandzukic (left) after receiving the ball in defense, but Mandzukic poked the ball away before scoring Croatia's second.

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Didier De-Champion

French players lifted up their coach, Didier Deschamps, shortly after their World Cup victory was secured. Deschamps, the captain of France's 1998 World Cup winning team, becomes the third person to win a World Cup as a player and as a coach.

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France win it all!

As the rain came down, France lifted the trophy up. They are the World Cup winners, and will be the champions for four more years until the next tournament in 2022, which will be held in Qatar.

Stellar finishes, set-piece strikes and a controversial penalty decision. The World Cup final had everything you would want in a World Cup final. Here are the most memorable images from France's big win.

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