Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Party on Montreal streets following French World Cup win

Party on Montreal streets following French World Cup win

The Frenchman played one of the best games of his life in Sunday's final, scoring France's third goal in their fantastic 4-2 victory over a valiant Croatian side.

After an early own goal by Mario Mandzukic France's big guns delivered on the biggest stage of all as Antoine Griezmann - with a penalty awarded after a VAR review - Paul Pogba and teenage tyro Kylian Mbappe hit the target on Sunday.

"I never comment on refereeing but let me say one sentence: in the World Cup final you do not give such a penalty", said Dalic.

"Some new players arrived and that was really good for us".

He was in France in 1998 when his country hosted the World Cup, and claimed its first victory 3-0 over Brazil.

He even kissed the top of the golden World Cup trophy.

"You're supposed to be talking about the players, the quality, and we've got to talk about this idiot".

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"This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honoured to attend such a landmark event alongside him", McGregor said. In the 59th, a run from Mbappe started a play that ended up with Pogba on the edge of the penalty area.

Nestor Pitana chose to overturn his original decision after adjudging Perisic had deliberately handled the ball in the area. Starting with only about 70 people during Croatia's first match, Stefanec said the house was packed for the final game.

He added that foreign visitors holding "fan ID" cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russian Federation for the rest of 2018. Things didn't work out like they'd hoped, but they certainly made the most out of the game. "These words have accompanied us for this entire month and will accompany us further over the next four years".

The Paris Saint-Germain star is also the fourth youngest player to win the sport's most coveted prize, while only Pele has scored more goals at the same finals competition before his 20th birthday. "There are (people of) different origins (in France) but we are united and that's the France we love".

Two years ago at home, France flopped in a European Championship final it was expected to win against Portugal.

"Maybe they will win other titles but there is nothing above world champions".

Three goals in the first half was the most prolific since 1974, when West Germany went into the break up 2-1 against the Netherlands. "We are a small country, but we always go far", said Pastor Marko Stefanec who has been organizing Federation Internationale de Football Association viewing parties in his church's basement since the Croatia's first game in the 2018 World Cup.

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