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Summary

  1. France win World Cup for second time, after winning in 1998
  2. Deschamps third person to win the World Cup as both player & manager
  3. Mandzukic own goal, Griezmann pen (after VAR review), Pogba and Mbappe for France
  4. Perisic and Mandzukic (from Lloris error) for Croatia
  5. Modric named best player, Mbappe best young player, Courtois best goalkeeper

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Four. More. Years

    France win the World Cup

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: How France won the World Cup - MOTD analysis

    It's just 1590 days until the World Cup starts in Qatar, in November 2022.

    ROLL ON.

    See you all soon for more domestic football as we bring down the curtain on Russia 2018.

    Check out the match report here.

    Thanks as ever for your company. We miss it already...

  2. Over in the barbershop...

    Join us as BBC Radio 1Xtra's Nick Bright is joined by musicians and DJs to debate all the action from today's final between France and Croatia.

    Tonight's guests include musician Manga St Hilare and 1Xtra's Reece Parkinson & Jeremiah Asiamah.

    Watch here.

  3. More to come?

    France win the World Cup

    Back-to-back major finals, three World Cup finals in 20 years and still...

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    France win the World Cup

    Adil Rami, Mr. Pamela Anderson, was the only outfield player not to play a single minute for France in Russia.

  5. ''On top of the world'

    France win the World Cup

    France coach Didier Deschamps: "How marvellous! It's a young team, who are on the top of the world. Some are champions at the age of 19.

    "We did not play a huge game but we showed mental quality. And we scored four goals anyway. They deserved to win.

    "The group worked so hard and we had some tough moments along the way. It hurt so much to lose the Euro two years ago, but it made us learn too.

    "The win is not about me, it's the players who won the game. For 55 days, we have done a lot of work. It is the supreme coronation. We are proud to be French, to be Blues. The victory in the match belongs to them. Vive le Republic."

  6. 'I don't know where I am'

    France win the World Cup

    France striker Antoine Griezmann: "I do not know where I am! I am really happy. It was a very difficult match, Croatia had a great game.

    "We came back and we managed to make the difference.'

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann tucks away controversial VAR penalty
  7. Goal of the tournament

    Nacer Chadli's counter-attacking genius was awarded goal of the tournament by our studio panel.

    All about contect, this one.

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Belgium's Nacer Chadli finishes superb move to clinch stoppage-time winner
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    Look away, Manchester City physios, as Benjamin Mendy sprints and then slides a good 10-15 yards on his back, all while clutching the World Cup trophy...

  9. France lift the World Cup

    France win the World Cup

    Hugo Lloris hoists the famous gold trophy ahead as tickertape rains down on the triumphant squad...

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    The Croatia squad peel away for a group photo as France go up to get their medals. The highlight of their careers, for sure.

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    I reckon Vladimir Putin hasn't felt a drop of rain since the 1990s...

    Oh hang on, some more umbreallas are handed out to the other dignitaries...

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    The rain is absolutely smashing it down now! Someone comes up with an umbrella to hold over the head of Vladimir Putin - everyone else is getting soaked.

    Sensible call.

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    Croatia now head through the guard of honour which France formed about 20 minutes ago to collect their loser's medals.

  14. Watch: France 'party like it's 1998'

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: France celebrate winning the World Cup