Perisic and Mandzukic both scored for Croatia, first to equalize in the 28th minute and later as a consolation goal in the 69th, embarrassing Lloris with a flicked shot as the France goalkeeper tried to dribble the ball out of his goalmouth. France and Croatia meet in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.
Griezmann converted his fourth of the tournament from 12 yards before Croatia pursued their opponents furiously once more at the start of the second half. Punk rock group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion via social media, saying it was a protest aimed at ending illegal arrests of protesters and to allow political competition in Russian Federation.
Croatia, beaten by the French in the semi-finals in their first World Cup appearance in 1998, continued to press but their energy was sapped and France safely held out for the victory. Deschamps now joins elite company, one which only has Franz Beckenbauer for lifting the World Cup as a captain and as a coach.
"I congratulate the players on maybe the best game we played here", he said.
France will have the heartbreak of losing the Euro 2016 final two years ago as an extra source of motivation, too. I have a son who is 22 now.
Outcast forward Karim Benzema congratulated France on their thrilling World Cup final triumph on Sunday.
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Later they will hold talks with the foreign secretary at Chequers - the PM's country residence in Buckinghamshire. The organization said speakers will include pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage - an associate of Trump's.
"For 55 days, we have done a lot of work". The victory in the match belongs to them.
"We played well but the penalty knocked the wind out of us and after that it was very hard", Dalic said, after congratulating France on their victory. "We took the hard path, probably we will be the only team at a World Cup to have played eight games to get to a final if you tally up all the minutes", admitted Dalic.
"To be honest with you, we are in our bubble", said goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris.
It didn't look intentional as the ball hit Perisic's hand, but as we have seen previously at this tournament, any touch between hand and ball has resulted in a penalty. The French did not surprise us, we let in two soft goals coupled with an own goal and a penalty.
"What we had in terms of luck in this tournament, we lacked today". Ivan Perisic helped Croatia pull one back with a rasping left-footed strike. Croatia conceded the opening goal in each game before rallying to advance.
Six minutes later, Mbappe scored a goal of his own to make it 4-1.