Kylian Mbappe becomes youngest since Pele to score in World Cup final

Kylian Mbappe becomes youngest since Pele to score in World Cup final

For Deschamps, the 1998 World Cup winning captain who was given the rather unflattering nickname of "the water-carrier" by Eric Cantona, it will be champagne in Moscow tonight.

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Croatia famously ended England's hopes of reaching their first major final in 52 years on Tuesday, with goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic earning them a 2-1 extra-time victory over Gareth Southgate's men.

Most consider France to be the favourites for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium, just like two years ago when the country's national team faced Portugal in the European Championship final at home.

There were wild scenes of jubilation after Kylian Mbappe scored France's fourth goal.

Here's a look at how each team made it through the six games leading up to Sunday's final.

France beat Croatia in FIFA World Cup final Didier Deschamps becomes third man to win as coach and player

Fans charged the field during a thrilling segment of play, with France leading 2-1, as French star Kylian Mbappe couldn't covert a breakaway goal, then Croatia began a counterattack on a lopsided field.

France coach Didier Deschamps was thrown into the air by his players after becoming just the third person to win the World Cup as a player and as a coach.

Croatia, with a population of just 4.17 million, is appearing in its first World Cup final, and fans were determined not to be outnumbered in the Russian capital. His explosive performance in the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 lit up the competition, but apart from that France have played like a Deschamps side, with the emphasis on defence. That year, Croatia's World Cup dreams were ended when France beat them 2-1 in the semi-finals before going on to win the tournament. The phenom scores twice and draws a penalty that Griezmann converts for a third, with a wonderful strike by Benjamin Pavard tucked in between.

Croatia had played over 90 minutes more football than France en route to the final, but if those three periods of extra time and two penalty shootouts had taken a physical toll, it didn't show in the opening ten minutes in the Luzhniki Stadium.

"Everyone's kind of counted Croatia out for most of the tournament". There is a reason why no team has ever taken this path to the final before - there is only so many miles men can run before they collapse.

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