France Won FIFA World Cup 2018 and Croatia Won Hearts!

FIFA World Cup 2018 has been the most unpredictable tournament people have witnessed. It has proved all the predictions go wrong. FIFA’18 was full of shocks, people became upset and totally exception. It has been erratic since the start. Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Germany were the most favorite teams this year. Unfortunately, none of them could qualify even to the Quarter Finals except for Brazil. Team Brazil couldn’t go any further as they lose against Belgium in quarter finals.

France lifts the FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup has it’s own charm, it’s like one month of thriller, emotions and hype. The clear favorites were eliminated and the underrated teams progressed and it was a ultimate thrill ride. And the magnificent, spectacular, unbelievable and unforgettable journey is over now but France lifted their 2nd FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy spectacularly by defeating Croatia in the finals by 4 – 2 goals in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia.

The goals that lead France to this victory were by Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and an own-goal by Mario Mandzukic. The first goal was made by Antoine Griezmann when he got a free kick and kicked the ball towards Mandukic and it heads over Subasic into his own net. The next goal was made by Croatia. In the end of the first half, Griezmann again scored a goal. The 3rd goal was by Pogba and the 4th goal for France was made by Mbappe. And in the end after trying a lot Croatia made their 2nd goal but that didn’t help their cause as their dream of lifting their first World Cup trophy didn’t become true.

Champions celebrating
People of France celebrating their victory

Kylian Mbappe –  Wins the FIFA Young Player Award

Kylian Mbappe winning the FIFA Young Player Award

Mbappe is only 19 years old and got the FIFA Young Player Award for his performance in FIFA’18. He made total 4 goals in this tournament.

Croatia wins Heart

Croatia was not even the FIFA World Cup 2018 until May. They have made a long shot in this World Cup. Croatia has been the most unpredictable team, they’ve amazed the viewers and won many hearts.

President of Croatia

Their fans saluted them, they celebrated like they’ve won the trophy but Zlatko Dalic was a little bit disappointed. He said, “We are sad but proud at the same time. We played well but the penalty knocked the wind out of us and after that it was very difficult. We have been dignified in our victories and we must be in defeat as well.”

Luka Modric – Wins the Golden Ball

The Captain of Croatia Luke Modric won the Golden Ball for his overall best performance in this tournament. He served his heart and soul that lead his team to the finals. He was the most consistent player this year.