France came out on top as world champions for the second time in the highly anticipated final match with Croatia. It’s been 20 years since France held the title of FIFA World Cup Champions when they played on home turf. They were considered the best team to play in Russia this year with great fortune on their side, a good strategy, grit, and power.
Croatia was definitely a team to watch having survived three consecutive extra-time games and two penalty shootouts but they fought to the end. Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, who was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s outstanding player said: “We have no regrets because we were the better team for much of the game. Unfortunately, some clumsy goals swung it their way.”
Unfortunately for France, after the win, riots broke out during festivities in Paris Champs-Elysees. Rioters broke the window of a major store, threw bottles, put up temporary barriers and even threw a bicycle at riot police.
Here are some tweets that sum up the thrilling final:
Headline @hariankompas edisi hari ini, Senin, 16 Juli 2018 menampilkan momen Perancis di puncak dunia. Ini gelar kedua Perancis setelah 1998. Keberhasilan Perancis meraih gelar juara untuk kali pertama “terekam” di Kompas edisi Selasa, 14 Juli 1998. #worldcupfinal #France pic.twitter.com/tQH7rooijP
— Kompas Data (@KompasData) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018
— DhakaTribune (@DhakaTribune) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018
— DataMediaHub (@DataMediaHub) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018
— Darshana Sanjeewa (@sanjeewadara) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018