Paul Pogba reveals rousing speech that drove France to World Cup win

16 July, 2018, 13:42 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
  • Soccer Football- World Cup- Final- France v Croatia- Luzhniki Stadium Moscow Russia

Antoine Griezmann has been sought after by numerous world's leading clubs.

Ignoring the crashing of the heavens, and a sea of angry, whistling fans, the Frenchman wrong-footed the goalkeeper and calmly stroked home the second of France's goals in a breathtaking 4-2 win over Croatia.

In the crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium, the players partners and families were all in attendance.

Twitter was flooded with reactions following France's victory.

Despite having played 90 extra minutes than Les Bleus over the course of the tournament in three periods of extra time, and having a day's less rest before the final, Croatia dominated the first-half.

"I don't know where I am!" exclaimed Griezmann. "We can not wait to lift the Cup and bring it back to France".

"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".

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When he finally emerged from his on-pitch celebrations, the tears had been replaced by a wide smile.

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.

"The group worked so hard and we had some tough moments along the way".

"But what they have done today is just as big and just as attractive", said Deschamps. We have had the same success, but they were two great players.

He had stayed calm under pressure, unlocked the Croatian defense, and been key to victory. We are proud to be French, to be Blues. (We have) different origins but we are all united.

The Paris Saint-Germain star is also the fourth youngest player to win the sport's most coveted prize, while only Pele has scored more goals at the same finals competition before his 20th birthday.

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