Croatian fans celebrate making history at the Football World Cup

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Only a third of the World Cup champion team has white-European ancestry, and less than a quarter have French ancestry.

Here are the players of France getting their medals, while greeting Putin, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

Very few attacking players truly announced themselves in France's first game one month ago, and the country was aching for a new soccer hero to announce himself.

Former President Jacques Chirac benefitted from a leap in his ratings in 1998 when France won its first World Cup despite not knowing numerous player's names.

Carragher, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has asked on Twitter whether Tottenham and France worldwide goalkeeper Lloris's errors are in big matches. "I'm proud of them no matter what".

Montreal's French population will be gathering in several restaurants and bars on Sunday to watch the long-awaited World Cup final between France and Croatia.

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The coach also said France managed to overcome mistakes and imperfections with sheer mental strength to lift the trophy for the second time. "Our motto for the World Cup is "Small country, big dreams".

Once again the controversy surrounding the Video Assistant Referee has reared its ugly head at this year's World Cup.

France's win on Sunday was its first in 20 years, after winning on its home turf in 1998.

But an error from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris offered Croatia some hope when Mandzukic found the back of the net to score their second goal.

In Delhi, diplomats were seen in a celebratory mood after the emphatic win, as they waved the French flag.

"Respect him! Oh my goodness, I can't wait Paul, I can't wait until you're back to England with the trophy", Evra said. Donald Trump congratulated France on winning the World Cup final while taking the opportunity to congratulate tournament hosts Putin and Russian Federation "for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament - one of the best ever!"

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