French Newspaper Slates Players Despite World Cup Win

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Griezmann scored a penalty in the 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday and was named Man of the Match for the third time in the tournament.

"But our coach and young players did it!"

The Brazil icon, a champion in 1958, 1962 and 1970, seems to be anxious by Mbappe's progress, as he cheekily congratulated the Frenchman on Sunday. In scoring twice against Argentina in the last 16, Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele to score multiple goals in a World Cup game.

Paul Pogba insists France have learnt from the mistakes made in the build-up to the 2016 European Championships Final ahead of the World Cup Final.

"Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice", one user wrote. Welcome to the club, Kylian Mbappe, it's great to have some company!

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As if losing a World Cup final wasn't bad enough, Mario Mandzukic is now in the record books for all the wrong reasons.

"I usually don't really follow football but I'm euphoric because we're a small country, going through some rough things, the country is a bit divided but football is something right now that will bring us all together". They also won it in 2006 and 2010. "As I said the Ballon d'Or [voting] is not in my hands".

France central defender Raphael Varane also edged his name in the history books as he became only the 11th player to win the Champions League and World Cup trophy in the same year.

Other publications paid tribute to Deschamps, with L'Union leading its front page with the headline "Thank you boss" along with a picture of France's players holding the 49-year-old aloft in celebration.

"We are very sad now", said Zeljko, who was dressed in a Croatian soccer shirt. "Pavard, Lucas and Kyky (Mbappe) have added an extra dimension to this team".

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