Football World Cup 2018 final in pictures

Moments in time from the 2018 Football World Cup final in Moscow, where France topped Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling match.

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photo credit: Getty
The French players locked in arms before kickoff.
The French players locked in arms before kickoff. Photo credit: Getty
The Croatians during their national anthem ahead of the World Cup final.
The Croatians during their national anthem ahead of the World Cup final. Photo credit: Getty
Mario Mandzukic heads into his own goal for the opener.
Mario Mandzukic heads into his own goal for the opener. Photo credit: Getty
Hugo Lloris dives in vain as Croatia equalize.
Hugo Lloris dives in vain as Croatia equalize. Photo credit: Getty
Croatian players celebrate Ivan Perisic's first-half goal.
Croatian players celebrate Ivan Perisic's first-half goal. Photo credit: Getty
Referee Nestor Pitana awards a penalty to France.
Referee Nestor Pitana awards a penalty to France. Photo credit: Getty
Antoine Griezmann celebrates his well taken penalty.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates his well taken penalty. Photo credit: Getty
A member of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot invades the pitch during the second-half.
A member of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot invades the pitch during the second-half. Photo credit: Getty
Security nabs one of four pitch invaders.
Security nabs one of four pitch invaders. Photo credit: Getty
Paul Pogba moments after scoring his goal to give France a 3-1 lead.
Paul Pogba moments after scoring his goal to give France a 3-1 lead. Photo credit: Getty
Pogba acknowledges the crowd after scoring.
Pogba acknowledges the crowd after scoring. Photo credit: Getty
Kylian Mbappe all-but sealed the result with his second-half goal.
Kylian Mbappe all-but sealed the result with his second-half goal. Photo credit: Getty
Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren looking dejected after Mbappe's goal.
Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren looking dejected after Mbappe's goal. Photo credit: Getty
French captain Hugo Lloris hides his face after an embarrassing second-half howler.
French captain Hugo Lloris hides his face after an embarrassing second-half howler. Photo credit: Getty
The moment France were officially World Champions.
The moment France were officially World Champions. Photo credit: Getty
French players embrace after the final whistle.
French players embrace after the final whistle. Photo credit: Getty
Dejan Lovren reflecting after the 4-2 loss.
Dejan Lovren reflecting after the 4-2 loss. Photo credit: Getty
Kylian Mbappe about to receive the player of the match award.
Kylian Mbappe about to receive the player of the match award. Photo credit: Getty
Hugo Lloris lifts the World Cup trophy.
Hugo Lloris lifts the World Cup trophy. Photo credit: Getty
Luka Modric was crowned the tournaments best player - a small positive after a devastating loss.
Luka Modric was crowned the tournaments best player - a small positive after a devastating loss. Photo credit: Getty
Benjamin Mendy celebrates.
Benjamin Mendy celebrates. Photo credit: Getty

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