Twitter reacts as France takes the cup

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It was also Griezmann's corner which created the solitary goal in France's semifinal victory over Belgium.

It is France's second World Cup title, following their successful campaign on home soil in 1998.

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Those of us in Croatia, however, have every reason to be proud of their unbelievable team this tournament, who marched to the top with determination, heart, and their incredible ability to come together as one.

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"I don't know where I am!" exclaimed Griezmann.

"Croatia's footballers and their coach will return home as national heroes - a status they fully deserve after their contribution to this spectacular World Cup and their all-out approach to this final".

Pele, like Mbappe, won the Best Young Player award at his first finals in 1958.

When he finally emerged from his on-pitch celebrations, the tears had been replaced by a wide smile. So guys, we can do this, ' Pogba explained post-match.

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It was not to be but world-class midfielder Luka Modric has illuminated this World Cup, while the energy, commitment and threat of Perisic stood out here. We were really a united group either on the bench or in the line-up.

"But what they have done today is just as big and just as lovely", said Deschamps. I remember, when I took over, we had to beat Ukraine to even go to the playoffs, so that's all I thought about then because I never think beyond the next game.

"Now we will party and tomorrow we will party with France and with all the French people", he said, again breaking into an enormous grin. "We are many players with different backgrounds, but we have the same goal, we wear the same jersey, we work for each other".

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