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Five memorable moments from the 2018 World Cup

A thrilling World Cup came to its conclusion as France beat Croatia in Sunday's final in Moscow, but there have been plenty of unusual incidents on the pitch and on the sidelines in Russia.

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France's best quotes following their World Cup triumph

France won their second World Cup title on Sunday with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

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'There is nothing better than being world champions'

Didier Deschamps said France were "swimming in happiness" after his players interrupted his post-World Cup final press conference, dancing and showering their manager in drinks as they celebrated their 4-2 win over Croatia.

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Modric: 'Golden Ball is nice, but I wanted to win the World Cup'

Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the World Cup's best player was "bittersweet" after losing the final 4-2 to France on Sunday.

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Ibrahimovic lauds Pogba after win

The much-maligned Paul Pogba was influential in France's World Cup win, leading Zlatan Ibrahimovic to back up his former team-mate.

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France stars drench Deschamp-agne

Having escaped a Moscow thunderstorm after Sunday's World Cup final, Didier Deschamps was drenched by some of his squad instead.

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Dalic: 'We ran out of luck in Moscow'

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side had run out of luck after they conceded a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in the 4-2 World Cup final defeat against France on Sunday.

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Putin 'proud' of Russian World Cup

President Vladimir Putin said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.

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Pele threatened by Mbappe exploits

Such was Kylian Mbappe's sparkling debut World Cup that he has Brazil great Pele looking over his shoulder.

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The video that sums up the weirdest World Cup in history

After a World Cup that included every type of drama and hilarity possible, one video has managed to sum up the tournament perfectly.

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'I thought about dinking the penalty, like Zidane'

Antoine Griezmann told 'TF1' after France's World Cup final win over Croatia that he considered emulating Zinedine Zidane's panenka penalty from the 2006 final with his first-half spot-kick in Moscow.

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'France VAR penalty was 100% the wrong decision'

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has slammed Nestor Pitana's decision to award France a penalty in Sunday's World Cup final, describing it as "100 per cent" wrong.

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France revels in World Cup glory

France erupted in joy on Sunday as the country clinched the World Cup, with fans streaming into the streets, honking car horns and flying the tricolore flag at the start of an enormous national celebration.

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Croatians celebrate their second-placed heroes

Heartbroken but proud Croatian fans in Zagreb cheered and wept as their "heroes" went down 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.

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OFFICIAL: Argentina and Sampaoli part ways

Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

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The World reacts to France's win

Congratulations rolled in for France's football team on Sunday after their young side triumphed over Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow.

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OFFICIAL: Rami retires from France duty

Defender Adil Rami has become the first victim of France's World Cup success after announcing his retirement from international duty with immediate effect.

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'Champions of the world. Long live France!'

Antoine Griezmann took to social media to celebrate France's World Cup final victory over Croatia on Sunday night and it's fair to say he was pretty happy with his day's work.

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Macron celebrates with the squad in changing rooms

Macron has been filmed celebrating with the French team in their changing room following their World Cup victory. The French President was even caught dabbing.

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Benzema congratulates compatriots

Karim Benzema was not part of the France squad in Russia, but he posted a celebratory message after Sunday's World Cup final.

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