France Wins World Cup 2018, and the curtain has been drawn on the biggest soccer tournament in Russia. It has been a FIFA Mundial laden with high-spirited performances and a roller coaster of emotions for different participants. The tournament saw France emerge the champions.
France came to Russia to reenact the heroics that was achieved at their home soil in 1998. Coming off a disappointing Euro 2016 tournament at their home soil, they were determined to make up for their loss at the finals against Portugal. The French side kicked off their campaign placed in a group alongside Australia, Denmark, and Peru.
The French began their group games creating a historical moment when they were awarded a spot-kick based on the VAR. Australia minutes later drew level but went behind again after which France emerged winners of the game.
France’s next game was lackluster which birthed a solitary goal from their young talisman Mbappe. This game sealed their spot in the next round of the tournament – the round of 16.
The French side next game against Denmark was a drab as both sides pulled little to no pinches in the game. This form of affair resulted in a goalless seeing both sides progress from the group to the next round.
Midway into the Journey
The next game for France was a fiery encounter as they were pitted against the group D toppers, Argentina. This encounter saw to the emergence of 7 goals. At the first 20 minutes of the game, the French side was awarded a penalty after the speedster was filled in the penalty box. The Les Bleus were a better side against the lackluster Messi led Argentina. At the end of the game after much back and forth from both sides, the game ended 4-3 in the favor of France. The game also says the teenager Mbappe creating a record as the second teenager after Pele to score two goals in a match at world cup finals.
The Journey Gets Tough
France progressed into the quarterfinals to play the South American side, Uruguay. The game proved to be a mouthwatering game as both sides have been in rampant form. At the end of the day, France came out the better side with a 2-0 score line.
Stick In the Mud
France seemed to meet an insurmountable hurdle when they were pitted against the in-form side Belgium. Belgium came into the game as the top scorers and with their front line led by Hazard and De Bruyne, they were expected to give France a run for their money. France came out winners with a goal margin.
The day that every French national dreamed of came to pass on July 15 in Moscow. France came into the game with all odds on their side to make the most of the game. In the end, they never disappointed, as they were amazing especially in the final half of the game to beat the resilient Croatian side 4-2.
The opening goal of the game was an own goal by Mario Mandzukic who unintentionally out the ball at the back of the net from a corner kick. Croatia would later equalize minutes later but that was not enough as a penalty kick and a reinvigorated French side in the second half put the game to rest with exhilarating performance. This saw them crowned the champions of the world. France wins world cup 2018, who wins 2022 ???