WC2018 Final
Date: 4 p.m. July 15, 2018
Venue: Stade de France

Mario Mandzukic 19' -
OG: 19'


Antoine Griezmann 38' -
Peno Scored: 38'


Paul Pogba 59' -
Scored: 59'


Kylian Mbappé 65' -
Scored: 65'


Scored: 28'
- Ivan Perisic 28'

Scored: 69'
- Mario Mandzukic 69'

Live Updates for France -v- Croatia

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90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between France and Croatia.

FRANCE ARE THE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!! i think efficient would be the word to describe their World Cup campiagn. Huge effort from the Croatians but it was in vain.... Final score at the Luzhniki, via RTE 2, is France 4-2 Croatia.

That's all from me, Andrew Dempsey and you will have the match report later on this evening!

90' + 3'

The game is up...

90' + 2'

Yellow Card

Sime Vrsaljko is booked for Croatia.

90' + 1'

There will be 5 minutes of additional time!

89'

Rakitic blazes over the bar as time is running out.....

86'

France are closing out the job in a professional manner. This will be a bitter pill to swallow for Dalic and his Croatian team who have played brilliantly for the most part!

83'

Free Kick

Croatia have won a free kick. Ivan Rakitic will take it.

82'

Substitution

Marko Pjaca replaces Ivan Strinic for Croatia.

81'

Substitution

Nabil Fekir replaces Olivier Giroud for France.

80'

Mbappe loses his footing at the wrong time to relieve Croatia of any defensive worries.... Croatia back on the attack!

78'

Rakitic curls his effort wide, Should have been a corner but it wasn't....

75'

There's still life in this one yet. Croatia pushing forward but no avail. If they get one more quick, you can't not fancy them to level it!

73'

Substitution

Corentin Tolisso replaces Blaise Matuidi for France.

72'

Here's one for all you Liverpool fans reading these updates. Lovren cleans out his own player... Brozovic OK to continue mind you!

71'

Substitution

Andrej Kramaric replaces Ante Rebic for Croatia.

69'

GOAL!

Mario Mandzukic scores for Croatia.

LLORIS WHAT ARE YOU DOING. 4-2 FRANCE. Lloris got caught out on the ball as Mandzukic blocked down his poor touch into the back of the net! Are Croatia back in this? Have to admit I was caught out completely by that :)

65'

GOAL!

Kylian Mbappé scores for France.

Oh my word....... Croatia are absolutely dead on their feet. Hernandez skips past Mandzukic down the left hand side where he finds Kylian Mbappe who blasts the ball into the back of the net. You really have to feel for Croatia now. They deserve far better than this.

64'

It seems I may have ignored the beauty of Pogba's ball into Mbappe's feet. Incredible stuff from the Mnachester United midfielder

61'

Brozovic clears at the last second to prevent Griezmann from scoring France's fouth... Croatia beginning to look ragged and down after their early efforts have come to nothing...

59'

GOAL!

Paul Pogba scores for France.

That may very well be that.... Pogba releases Mbappe who blasts past Strinic. The ball is then put into the box where Griezmann is found. the Atletico forward then lays the ball off to Pogba who scores past Subasic after two bites of the cherry! Big ask now for Croatia to come back from this deficit.

55'

Substitution

Steven Nzonzi replaces N'Golo Kanté for France.

54'

Rakitic almost finds Mandzukic's head but Lloris clears. Hurts himself in the process

52'

Mbappe nearly in but Subasic is equal to it! Blistering pace once more from the PSG forward.

50'

Vrsalijko volleys wide in a wild, wild fashion just after. Fantastic start from the Croatians once again

49'

LLORIS TO THE RESCUE! Lloris cuts out a Brozovic ball as Mandzukic was bearing down on goal.

48'

No signs of that one bit yet as Rebic sees his shot tipped over by Lloris. Corner is awarded after and it comes to nothing. Great save by Lloris!

47'

As the lads in the RTE studi said, it is key that Croatia don't feel sorry for themselves. They can easily win this. Griezmann just curls an effort down Subasic' throat.

46'

Second Half

The second half between France and Croatia has started.

45' + 4'

Half Time

It is half-time between France and Croatia.

Harsh on Croatia but they can be pleased with their performance, just not the scoreline. I'll be back in 15. The referee is having a major impact on this game unfortunately

45' + 3'

Vraslijko almost finds Perisic... The Inter man left himself with too much to do but it was a good chance

45' + 1'

That was close! Vida just about glanes his header wide of Lloris' goal

45'

Umtiti is now on the floor receiving treatment. Three minutes of added time also

43'

Free Kick

Croatia have won a free kick. Luka Modric will take it.

Lovren gets on the end of it but his shot is blocked.... Succession of corners now for Croatia

41'

Yellow Card

Lucas Hernández is booked for France.

38'

PENALTY SCORED!

Antoine Griezmann scores for France from the penalty spot.

France have got two extremely lucky calls go their way and they are now 2-1 up! Griezmann sends Subasic the wrong way to fire the French into the lead at the Luzhniki

37'

AH REF!! No way that was a penalty..... So, so unlucky on Perisic. Harsh, very harsh in my eyes

35'

Here we go....

34'

Corner Kick

France have won a corner kick. Antoine Griezmann will take it.

We may have a VAR incident.. France claiming a penalty....

33'

Watch them win now....

31'

That was very, very well deserved. Joy for the neutrals I'd imagine and those hoards of people in Zagreb and beyond urging on Croatia. I wouldn't be surprised to see France falter here given their poor enough start.

28'

GOAL!

Ivan Perisic scores for Croatia.

WHAT A STRIKE!!! Preisic blasts the ball into the back of Lloris' net. Great free-kick routine which Modric took. Vraslijko was found who flicked the ball back into the box and there was Perisic who finished with a superb strike! 1-1! What a game we have in store here!!

27'

Yellow Card

N'Golo Kanté is booked for France.

24'

Free Kick

Croatia have won a free kick. Luka Modric will take it.

Lloris punces the ball clear as Rakitic wildly swipes at the ball as it goes miles over the Spurs 'keepers goal. 

23'

Strinic gets Croatia out of jail with a timely interception from Mbappe. Great ball in from Pogba who found Mbappe

21'

Free Kick

Croatia have won a free kick. Luka Modric will take it.

Vida heads over Modric's delivery.

19'

OWN GOAL!

Mario Mandzukic has put the ball in his own net!

OH NO! Mandzukic has put the ball into his own net! Very dissapointing for the Croatians who have started the better side, Fantastic ball in from Griezmann who earned the free-kick in suspect circumstances. Nonetheless, 1-0 France!

18'

Free Kick

France have won a free kick. Antoine Griezmann will take it.

17'

Griezmann goes down after a very slight touch from Brozovic, Cunning from the Atletico man

15'

Perisic gets in behind Pavard and delivers a ball into the box that Umtiti clears. If there was only a little bit more quality attched to that ball, Modric may have provided the Croats with an opener.

13'

Possession: France 38% - Croatia 62%

11'

Perisic just can't get his foot on the ball after a sublime ball in from Rakitic. Kante and Pogba are non existent thus far!

9'

Pavard with a potentially goal saving header from Rakitic's ball in. All Croatia so far!

8'

Corner Kick

Croatia have won a corner kick. Luka Modric will take it.

Ball goes out to Rakitic...

6'

Good start from Croatia. Hustling and harrying the French at every possible opportunity. I'm sure Dalic will be more than pleased with sides opening.

3'

Shaky start for the French as Pavard is now caught out. Evident signs of nerves from Deschamps side!

2'

Samuel Umtiti very nearly gets caught out on the edge of his box by Luka Modric. However, to his relief, the referee blows the game up for a foul!

1'

GAME ON!

The game between France and Croatia has kicked off.

0'

Good afternoon folks and welcome to Extratime.ie's coverage of the World Cup Final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will have the honour of taking you through this afternoon's action!

Teams are now posted :)



Photo Gallery for France -v- Croatia



France
Hugo Lloris
Goalkeeper
Raphael Varane
Defender
Samuel Umtiti
Defender
Benjamin Pavard
Defender
Lucas Hernández
41Booked: 41'
Defender
Paul Pogba
59Scored: 59'
Midfielder
Blaise Matuidi
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Midfielder
N'Golo Kanté
27Booked: 27'
55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Midfielder
Kylian Mbappé
65Scored: 65'
Forward
Antoine Griezmann
38Peno: 38'
Forward
Olivier Giroud
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Forward

Substitutes
Corentin Tolisso
73'
73Subbed On: 73'
Midfield
Florian Thauvin
Midfield
Djibril Sidibe
Defender
Adil Rami
Defender
Steven Nzonzi
55'
55Subbed On: 55'
Midfield
Benjamin Mendy
Defender
Steve Mandanda
Goalkeeper
Thomas Lemar
Midfield
Presnel Kimpembe
Defender
Nabil Fekir
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Forward
Ousmane Dembele
Midfield
Alphonse Areola
Goalkeeper
Croatia
Danijel Subasic
Goalkeeper
Dejan Lovren
Defender
Ivan Strinic
Defender 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Domagoj Vida
Defender
Sime Vrsaljko
Defender
90Booked: 90'
Marcelo Brozovic
Midfielder
Luka Modric
Midfielder
Ivan Perisic
Midfielder
28Scored: 28'
Ivan Rakitic
Midfielder
Mario Mandzukic
Forward
19OG: 19'
69Scored: 69'
Ante Rebic
Forward 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'

Substitutes
Milan Badelj
Midfield
Filip Bradaric
Midfield
Duje Caleta-Car
Defender
Vedran Corluka
Defender
Tin Jedvaj
Defender
Nikola Kalinic
Forward
Lovre Kalinic
Goalkeeper
Mateo Kovacic
Midfield
Andrej Kramaric
Forward
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
Dominik Livakovic
Goalkeeper
Josip Pivaric
Defender
Marko Pjaca
Forward
82Subbed On: 82'
82'