2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
4th in FIFA World Cup
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50mGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Thrilling World Cup gets the finale it deserves

Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.

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2hMark Ogden, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Mbappe shows why he's the sport's future king

When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading light, and there's no limit to what he can do from here.

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2hJayaditya Gupta in Moscow

Blockbuster final sets high bar for 2022

Three scorchers, an own goal, a brain fade and VAR controversy. The 2018 final had everything, and more. Can it get any better than this?

Project Russia: Allez les Bleus! (2:42)
Robson: Pogba can be the world's best player (1:54)
France run over Croatia in second half (0:47)
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4hJonathan Johnson, France blogger

Griezmann 8/10 for France, Kante 3/10

Antoine Griezmann massively stepped up for France in the World Cup final, but Hugo Lloris and N'Golo Kante had tough afternoons.

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Modric, Mbappe, Courtois win World Cup awards

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in the final.

France's class proved too much for Croatia (1:24)
France rarely at their best in World Cup triumph (3:07)
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4hMark Ogden, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Mbappe magic powers France to World Cup glory

France won a chaotic World Cup final that featured VAR controversy, the latest step on Kylian Mbappe's ascent to greatness and a hatful of goals.

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France beat Croatia to claim World Cup glory

France won the World Cup with a 4-2 win over Croatia; Didier Deschamps became the third ever manager to win the trophy as a player and manager.

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference82nd
Goals Scored14Tied-2nd
Goals Conceded6Tied-19th