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Delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Delirious French revel in World Cup victory”

Deschamps coached France to glory in Russian Federation, as they won their second ever World Cup title with a thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow.

"The collective is always important but there are individual players who have made the difference", he said, naming Mbappe and man-of-the-match Antoine Griezmann.

They hadn't won a World Cup since 1998, so how did France reclaim their title as the World Cup winners?

"I have never seen and never lived through such a World Cup because there was a levelling towards the top and the small teams on paper really really well prepared and with defensive systems that of course are easy to implement but that did hurt other nations", Deschamps said.

Croatia made the better start in Moscow and spent a large majority of the opening 15 minutes inside French territory without causing them any problems.

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Among the newcomers are Kylian Mbappe who was voted young player of the tournament and scored France's fourth goal. "I am probably often in the right place at the right time, I can't complain".

As a player, Deschamps, now 49, was one of the most decorated of his era.

France took the lead from a Mario Mandzukic own goal and they had to soak up a sustained Croatian offensive, including a 28th-minute equaliser, before going in front with a penalty.

Dalic said the success of a team representing a country of only four million people showed what could be done with a dream and lots of hard work. Croatia were livid - but Griezmann kept his cool, despite the long wait, to send the keeper the wrong way for a first goal in a World Cup final given on the intervention of VAR.

For France, losing in the 2016 European Championships final to Portugal in Paris has provided added motivation.

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Varane has had a pretty good year, Champions League victor and now a World Cup victor, and you have to say that he was crucial to both.

"He's a kid that I know".

As he prepared to begin his post-match media conference Deschamps was mobbed by a conga line of players chanting his name and dousing him with whatever drink came to hand. "We came back to life, dominated and then the penalty was given", Dalic said.

"They have displayed their physical and mental strengths and tomorrow we will need a great French team to win". We can not wait to lift the cup and bring it back to France'.

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