France has won its second World Cup championship, defeating Croatia 4-2 Sunday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium
France led 2-1 at halftime, thanks to an own-goal by Croatian Mario Mandzukic, who headed a free kick into his own team's net, and a penalty kick by Antoine Griezmann. Croatia's Ivan Perisic briefly leveled the game around 30 minutes in, scoring Croatia's first goal.
Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé scored two more goals for France in the second half, followed by a final surprising goal by Croatia's Mandzukic gifted by French keeper Hugo Lloris.
Despite losing the final, Croatian captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball for the 2018 World Cup's best player.