A French Victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

In an edge-of-your-seat victory, France overcame Croatia to win this year’s World Cup, 4–2, on Sunday, July 15, at a sold-out Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

A penalty-kick goal was scored following the first-ever video review in the final game, and more tense moments, including an own goal, kept worldwide game-watchers riveted to their screens. When it was over, France had won the highest-scoring final since 1966 and picked up its second World Cup in 20 years. Best to stay tuned to France for more World Cup wins: Kylian Mbappe, named the tournament’s best young player, is only 19, and six of 11 of France’s starting players in the winning game are younger than 26 years old.