Twitter reacts as France takes the cup


Paul Pogba told his France teammates they were on the brink of "entering the history books for life" in a pre-match speech before Les Blues' World Cup final triumph over Croatia.

"How marvellous! It's a young team, who are on the top of the world". He bowed to them, then wrapped his right arm around defender Domagoj Vida's shoulders.

"On our bus there is a slogan: "small country with big dreams". 'That's a good message to all.

"You should never give up, never stop believing". Many things have to fall into place.

France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in 20 years.

The first, a brace in the last-16 win over Argentina and the second, to score in the final of the global showpiece.

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"We did not play a huge game but we showed mental quality".

"It was so painful at the Euro, but maybe if we had won it we would not have won the World Cup".

Pogba's 59 minute strike saw him become the first United player to score in a World Cup final, capping a superb campaign in Russian Federation following a somewhat hard 2017-18 season with his club back in Manchester.

"France wrote history in Russian Federation, unlike the other big favorites that fell earlier. Love the Croatian spirit though & their great team spirit", Oliseh tweeted. France had expected a very exhausted Croatia, but that was not the case at all. Against such a strong side as France you must not make mistakes.

Although they has a hard time with the second goal, the Croats did not give in and in the second half they were very risky.

"I thought about taking a Panenka penalty, like Zidane", Griezmann stated post-match, having opted to roll home his spot-kick.