This other World Cup edition is historical for the French team and much more for Mbappe and Pogba.
Kylian Mbappe, 19, became the second youngest player to score in a World Cup final, after Pele for Brazil in 1958 at 17. He scored his side’s fourth goal as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.
According to the former England defender Rio Ferdinand, Mbappe” is the guy who will be standing up on that Ballon d’Or podium in years to come.” He added that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are “handing over their crown” as the world’s best players to teenage France forward Kylian Mbappe.
Paul Pogba, 25, became the first Manchester United player to score in a World Cup final, and the first Premier League player to do so since Emmanuel Petit in 1998.
Pogba’s goal for France was the first scored from outside the box in a World Cup final since Marco Tardelli for Italy v Germany in 1982.
The French national team won its second World Cup title and it first since it hosted the tournament 20 years ago. France became the first team to score four goals in a World Cup final since Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in 1970.
Despite losing to France, Croatia celebrates its first world cup ever. Few expected the Croatians, who had failed to advance beyond the group stage at their previous three World Cups, to reach the final before the tournament started.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic asked his players to hold their heads up high as they have no reason to feel dissatisfied. They have to be proud of their performances at this tournament; he told a news conference.
The Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said she was so proud of her team and her nation.
Also speaking after the final, The Coach of the winning team Didier Deschamps said: “I am very happy for this team. We are coming from very far, and it has not always been easy, but thanks to hard work, they are here and are on top of the world for the next four years.”
Emmanuel Macron, the French President celebrating their victory in a tweet said one word: “Merci.”
On Tweeter, many people reacted on the 2018 world cup final. Khaled Beydoun, Law professor and author of American Islamaphobia: Understanding the roots & Rise of Fear ( Univ. of California Press)
expressed himself in a tweet, asked for respect and justice for African and Muslin not just after they have helped to win a competition but at all times.