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France vs. Croatia: The Best Photos From the World Cup Final

In the highest scoring World Cup in over 50 years, France defeated Croatia 4-2 behind goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe. With the victory, Les Bleus returns to the top of the soccer universe, winning their second World Cup 20 years after their first. Here, the best photos from the high-octane contest at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

TRIPLE THREAT Joosep Martinson - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images TRIPLE THREAT Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe celebrate the World Cup title. SLIDING INTO VICTORY Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images SLIDING INTO VICTORY WEATHER OR NOT Matthias Hangst/Getty Images WEATHER OR NOT The rain can't ruin the fun. Pogba soaks it in. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Pogba soaks it in. Corentin Tolisso parades across the pitch. Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Corentin Tolisso parades across the pitch. kylian mbappe of france celebrates victory following the 2018 fifa picture  100407b0 2720 4e29 a21d 3b8ee7a226bf Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Victory for France! Clive Rose/Getty Images Victory for France! Not so fast! Mario Mandzukic cuts the lead to 4-2 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Not so fast! Mario Mandzukic cuts the lead to 4-2

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Phenom-enal. Mbappe puts home France's fourth goal. Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Phenom-enal. Mbappe puts home France's fourth goal. It's a Pogba party. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images It's a Pogba party. Are you not entertained? Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Are you not entertained? Pogba puts home France's third goal past Danijel Subasic. Michael Heiman - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Pogba puts home France's third goal past Danijel Subasic. Griezmann puts home his second, then shows the moves. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Griezmann puts home his second, then shows the moves. Referee Nestor Pinata takes a second look. David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Referee Nestor Pinata takes a second look. Perisic's handball gives France a penalty. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Perisic's handball gives France a penalty. ivan perisic of croatia celebrates with teammate ante rebic after picture  326398bd 7998 4b54 bab3 6cb88d1b0842 Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ivan Perisic equalizes for Croatia. Clive Rose/Getty Images Ivan Perisic equalizes for Croatia. Celebration time. Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Celebration time. Antoine Griezmann puts France up 1-0 on a set piece — of course. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Antoine Griezmann puts France up 1-0 on a set piece — of course. raphael varane of france mario mandzukic of croatia and benjamin of picture  fc134cf5 419b 4ee0 86b1 fbee50dbc750 Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Big Willy Style Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Big Willy Style France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Eyes on the prize. David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Eyes on the prize.



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