France are World Cup champions

Sunday July 15 2018

France's forward Kylian Mbappe controls the

France's forward Kylian Mbappe controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. PHOTO | AFP 

By CHARLES OMONDI
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Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958 as France beat Croatia 4-2 to lift the coveted trophy in Russia on Sunday.

The victory saw French coach Didier Deschamps join Brazil's Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer of former West Germany as the only winners of the World Cup as player and coach.

The victory is France's second, with the first having come at home in 1998.

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