Behind the numbers for France and Croatia

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Fans rushed the field during the World Cup Final on Sunday, momentarily stopping play.

Pussy Riot rose to global prominence with their daring outdoor performances critical of Russia President Vladimir Putin.

The 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation will be concluded on Sunday with France targeting their second trophy against a Croatia outfit competing in their first ever final.

Mbappé had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters.

Paul Pogba celebrates with team-mates after scoring France's third goal during their 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final.

Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after the national team's first World Cup final ended in disappointment. Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino will join Putin for the ceremony on the field at Luzhniki Stadium.

The boom of fireworks and firecrackers filled the air and vehicle drivers honked their horns incessantly to celebrate France's second world title after their triumph on home soil in 1998.

Deschamps' team is loaded with talent for the final - his squad boasts some of the top players in the world and is well-represented throughout Europe's top leagues - but they still aren't the continent's best when it comes to reaching major tournament finals, trailing both Germany, with 14, and Italy, with nine.

After his tireless running exhausted the Croatian defence, it was only fitting that Mbappe himself got on the scoresheet, hitting a sweetly-struck effort from the edge of the penalty area with which Danijel Subasic stood no chance.

It seemed crucial and definitive, but was followed by a 65th minute scorcher from French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, who drilled home a low shot from 25 years for his fourth of the tournament.

Croati's Ivan Perisic scores the equaliser for Croatia within 10 minutes after France took the initial lead.

France were a little lucky because Mandzukic's own goal came after a soft free-kick when Griezmann fell under a challenge, and the penalty was also disputed when the ball hit Perisic's hand off a corner kick.

Most consider France to be the favourites for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium, just like two years ago when the country's national team faced Portugal in the European Championship final at home.

Own goal by Croatia's Mario Mandzukic which of the head deceives its keeper on a free kick of Griezmann.

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