Second World Cup for France-2018


The FIFA’s 21st edition was played in Russia for
National Football Teams. World Cup Final 2018 took place at
Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. July15, 2018 was the date when the final took place between Croatia and France. The French
finished first in Group C with two wins and a draw. They then defeated Argentina in the round of 16, Uruguay in the quarter-final and Belgium in the semifinal. The Croats finished top of Group D with three victories before beating Denmark in the round of 16 and Russia in the quarter-final - both through penalty shoot-outs - and England in the semi-final. Own goal was made by the France in the 18thminute by Mario Mandžukić  before Croatia making it equal in a span of 10 minutes by Ivan Perisic. Nestor Pitane was the Referee of the final match between France and Croatia. France’s first goal was made by free kick and second goal was made by penalty shootout given by Pitane, the goals were made by Antoine Griezmann. For penalty shootout which made the second goal for the National team, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was used for the first time in the World Cup tournament in 2018.kylian Mbappe made it 4-2, leading him to be the second teenager after Pele to score in World Cup Final. This was the second world cup for the France after 1998, Antoine was awarded as the Man of the Match whereas Luka Modric was awared as the Goldern Ball as FIFA’s outstanding player of the tournament. After 1966, the final match of 2018 was the highest scoring world cup. The following year, the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament took place, with both France and Croatia reaching the round-of-16 stage before being eliminated by Swiss teams and Spanish teams. There were almost 78,000 supporters in the final to support their respective teams.