May 26, 2019 | 7:52 PM IST
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France defeats Croatia in FIFA world cup 2018

France bagged the winning title for the second time in last 20 years and become the youngest winning team since at least 1996, according to the ESPN’s States & information Group. The match was quite intense between both the countries all over, even though France kept the lead by 2-1 till half time. France scored through Paul Pogda and Kylian Mbappe. All three goals in the second half came in a short span of just 9 minutes. Earlier in 1998, Franz Beckenbauer and Mario Zagallo lifted the FIFA World Cup for France and now, Deschamps become the third to bag the FIFA Trophy. Russian president Vladimir Putin said, “Russia is handing over the relay baton for hosting the FIFA World Cup to Qatar”, further adding to his statement he said, “We are proud of what we did for fans of this wonderful sport. We ourselves, the whole country, got an enormous amount of pleasure from interacting with soccer, with the world of soccer, with the fans who came here from all over the globe.”

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