World Cup 2018: Celebration as France lifts the trophy

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French fans have been celebrating after their team scored a 4-2 victory over Croatia to win the 2018 World Cup.

It was an emotional victory for all the team, but for none more than coach Didier Deschamps, who has now become only the third man in history to lift the trophy as both a player and a coach.

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image captionCroatia fans watched their team's first World Cup final

The match was paused briefly during the second half as officials removed four pitch invaders.

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot later posted a statement on their Facebook page claiming responsibility for disrupting the match, which was attended by President Vladimir Putin.

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image captionA pitch invader, from Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot, high fives France's Kylian Mbappé, before being dragged away
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image captionFrance's Paul Pogba celebrates with teammates after scoring the third of France's four goals
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image captionFrance's coach Didier Deschamps celebrates with his team, 20 years after he led France to victory as captain
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image captionFrance's President Emmanuel Macron celebrates France's victory as his Croatian counterpart, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, looks on

The below image of President Macron celebrating a goal went viral, with some social media users suggesting the French leader use it in his next campaign.

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image captionThousands of supporters cheered the victory on the Champs-Élysées in Paris
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image captionCroatia's Sime Vrsaljko looked dejected in defeat
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image captionMembers of the Croatian team commiserated after their loss

But one of the most eye-catching moments came during the winners' presentation, when President Putin was the first person to be given an umbrella during the driving rain, while the French and Croatian leaders got soaked.

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image captionFrench President Macron and Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic remained friendly and close throughout the game and trophy ceremony

Reactions from social media users varied from humour to disbelief that Mr Putin did not share his umbrella with his foreign counterparts.

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image captionThe rain and lack of umbrellas were not enough to dampen the spirits of the French and Croatian leaders

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