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2018 FIFA World Cup Final
The France team holds the World Cup trophy
|Event||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||15 July 2018|
|Venue||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow|
|Man of the Match||Antoine Griezmann (France)|
|Referee||Néstor Pitana (Argentina)|
27 °C (81 °F)
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Final was the last match to determine the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was the 21st final of the FIFA World Cup, a tournament played by the men's national football teams and organised by FIFA. The match was played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on 15 July 2018, between France and Croatia. France won the match 4–2. Mario Mandžukić's own goal at the 19th minute was the first World Cup final to have an own goal. The winners of the World Cup would have qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup (however FIFA got rid of the Confederations Cup later on) .
Road to the final
| Group C winners
||Final standings|| Group D winners
|Argentina||4–3||Round of 16||Denmark||1–1 (aet) (3–2 p)|
|Uruguay||2–0||Quarter-finals||Russia||2–2 (aet) (4–3 p)|
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| 15 July 2018
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
|France||4–2||Croatia|| Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow|
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
| Mandžukić 19' (o.g.)
Griezmann 38' (pen.)
|Report|| Perišić 29'|
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- "France v Croatia – Man of the Match". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 July 2018. https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/match/300331552/#motm.
- "Match report – Final – France v Croatia" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/eng-64-0715-fra-cro-fulltime-pdf-2986102.pdf?cloudid=ahrvofztw0aucrsywr2c.
- "Start list – Final – France v Croatia" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 July 2018. https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/eng-64-0715-fra-cro-start-pdf-2985933.pdf?cloudid=znopwgs13n7m7x4ny1ox.
- "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 – Match Schedule". FIFA.com. 20 December 2017. http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/66/71/62/2018fwc_matchschedule_20122017_en_neutral.pdf.
- "Mandzukic makes World Cup history with own goal against France in Russia 2018 final". Goal.com. http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/mandzukic-makes-world-cup-history-with-own-goal-against/17lh7abqwoyzc1xmm2qcz78gsv.
- "Tactical Line-up – Final – France v Croatia" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 July 2018. https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/eng-64-0715-fra-cro-tacticalstartlist-pdf-2985964.pdf?cloudid=dgb3ez5bpdozyjnnfswg.
- "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-regulations-2843519.pdf?cloudid=ejmfg94ac7hypl9zmsys.
- "Match report: Half-time – Final – France v Croatia" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 July 2018. https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/eng-64-0715-fra-cro-halftime-pdf-2986057.pdf?cloudid=e55y67rrbabspwy0g8q4.