Memorable moments from the grand finale of the greatest show on earth

Luka Modric won the Adidas Golden Ball Award, while Kylian Mbappe took home the FIFA Young Player Award
Luka Modric won the Adidas Golden Ball Award, while Kylian Mbappe took home the FIFA Young Player Award
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic scored the first ever World Cup final own goal off a free kick by Antoine Griezman. This edition of the tournament saw the highest number of 12 own goals
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic scored the first ever World Cup final own goal off a free kick by Antoine Griezmann. This edition of the tournament saw the highest number of 12 own goals
Ivan Perisic’s superb effort in the 28th minute evened the score
Ivan Perisic’s superb effort in the 28th minute evened the score
A controversial penalty converted by Antoine Griezman would soon put France in the leading position
A controversial penalty converted by Antoine Griezmann would soon put France in the leading position
Midfielder Paul Pogba’s exciting goal in the 59th minute was a beauty to witness and put France in a 3-1 leading position
Midfielder Paul Pogba’s exciting goal in the 59th minute was a beauty to witness and put France in a 3-1 leading position
At 19, Kylian Mbappe became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé to the world. France was now ahead 4-1
At 19, Kylian Mbappe became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé to the world. France was now ahead 4-1
With a freak goal, Mandzukic redeemed himself in the 69th minute, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris having only himself to blame. The final scoreline read 4-2 in favour of France
With a freak goal, Mandzukic redeemed himself in the 69th minute, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris having only himself to blame. The final scoreline read 4-2 in favour of France
After Mario Zagallo in 1958, 1962, 1970 and 1994 and Franz Beckenbauer in 1974 and 1990, Didier Deschamps became only the third footballer to lift the Cup both as player (in 1998) and as team boss (2018)
After Mario Zagallo in 1958, 1962, 1970 and 1994 and Franz Beckenbauer in 1974 and 1990, Didier Deschamps became only the third footballer to lift the Cup both as player (in 1998) and as team boss (2018)
The French team joined Uruguay and Argentina in lifting the Cup twice and became the sixth country after Brazil (5), Germany (4) and Italy (4) to win it multiple times
The French team joined Uruguay and Argentina in lifting the Cup twice and became the sixth country after Brazil (5), Germany (4) and Italy (4) to win it multiple times
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French and Croatian counterparts Emmanuel Macron and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović got ready to congratulate the winners. As did legendary Croatian forward Davor Suker (in blue suit) who is currently president of the Croatian Football Federation
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French and Croatian counterparts Emmanuel Macron and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović got ready to congratulate the winners. As did legendary Croatian forward Davor Suker (in blue suit) who is currently president of the Croatian Football Federation
And the rain came down gently on the greatest show on earth
And the rain came down gently on the greatest show on earth

All photos courtesy Fifa and TV grabs