Jamie Carragher reacts to Hugo Lloris mistake in World Cup final


Up front, striker Olivier Giroud uses his height and strength to harass defenders and win high balls. "I bet you he has never played football". "Sometimes you watch him on the pitch and he looks like he is 35 or 36, he is so mature, but sometimes he shows he is just nineteen", Kaka, himself a teenage prodigy, said of the mercurial talent, who has scored three goals and put together an impressive highlight reel at Russian Federation 2018.

The Champs de Mars fan zone near the Eiffel tower where France fans gather is seen during the World Cup final match, in a picture taken from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck. Croatia got three full days after its 2-1 extra-time win over England.

On the challenge Croatia's midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will pose France at the Luzhniki Stadium, Deschamps said: "Yes, it's true Croatia has players with strong club experiences and who have reached a level of maturity on the pitch together, but we have met teams with more experience than us all through the tournament". The 25-year-old has great positioning skills and is always a threat in the air.

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He was quick to point out his young side can match up against Croatian experience. It will serve as a lesson to us and it means we know what it is to play in a final. The Frenchman was not alone in catching the eye - Pogba capped a mature World Cup with a deserved goal in the final, while Mbappe underlined his status as world football's brightest young star with his fourth strike of the competition. "He's going to do us a lot of good for a long, long time".

Gary Neville paid tribute to France after their World Cup triumph, declaring that the best team had prevailed at Russian Federation 2018.

Although Mandzukic capitalised on an error by France goalkeeper Hugo Loris to reduce the deficit, it would prove to be a mere statistic at the end of tie. Both are strong in the air, with Varane scoring a header against Uruguay and Umtiti heading in the victor against Belgium.

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France arrived in Moscow as one of the favourites to lift the trophy, but their performance had not convinced many they would go all the way having struggled through the group phase.

Only Argentina breached France's defense in open play. Lloris' saves denied Belgium and Uruguay. France counter-attacked, punched them and knocked them out.

He finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo´s Portugal on home soil.

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The 32-year-old Anderson triumphed 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 after six hours and 36 minutes on Centre Court. Anderson had outlasted the fifth-set veteran, but if there ever was a draw in tennis, this match should have been it.

France coach Deschamps who was the captain of the French side that won the cup in 1998 will be the third man after Brazil's Mario Zagalo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer to win it as a player and a coach if his side can beat Croatia tomorrow.