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Update: World Cup: France are champions

The french national team has emerged winners of the World Cup holding in Russia, by defeating the Croatian national team 4-2.

France had taken the lead in the first half following an own goal and later an equaliser from Croatia put the teams on level path.

The French team later took the lead again, following a penalty in the later part of the first half.

Goals from Antoine Griezman, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and an own goal from Mario Mandzukic won the match for France, which saw Deschamps become only the second person in World Cup history to win the competition as both captain and manager.

Les Bleus faced Peru, Australia and Denmark in Group C, and progressed along with the latter following two wins and a draw.

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