16 July 2018
France on the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia's dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday (July 15). The title gave the French team its second World Cup victory in 20 years. This was the French team's third World Cup final. Croatia's first. It was also the highest-scoring final since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966 and the highest in normal time since Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 60 years ago.