19-Year Old Mbappe Helps France Win 2018 FIFA World Cup

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France are the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions.
The France team celebrates with the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy.
France are the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions.

Youngster Kylian Mbappe Lottin netted one of the goals to help France beat the tricky Croatia side 4-2 in the final played on Sunday evening in Moscow, Russia.

Mbappe who features for Paris Saint-Germain in the French League netted one goal and set-up midfielder Paul Pogba to score the other. The youngster seen as the next star player in world football completed the World Cup with four goals to his name.

France's first chance came when Mbappe found space in the 17th minute and the move ended with Antoine Griezmann fouled outside of the Croatian area.

Griezmann took the free kick, which was flicked off for an own goal by Mario Manduzukic to beat goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.

Griezmann later netted a penalty after a VAR review, while Ivan Perisic and Manduzukic scored the two goals for Croatia.

To reach the final Les Bleus as the France team is called faced Peru, Australia and Denmark in Group C, and progressed along with the latter following two wins and a draw.

France then beat Argentina 4-3 in a thrilling last-16 encounter before knocking out Uruguay with a 2-0 quarter-final win, and overcoming Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals.

It was the second time France won the World Cup after their first in 1998. Didier Deschamps won the trophy as skipper of France in 1998 and as coach in 2019.

All African representatives Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Egypt failed to go past the group stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But the African teams also benefited financially by receiving Uganda shillings 5.7 billion (US$1.5million) preparations fees and Uganda shillings 30.4 billion (US$8 million) each for being among the 16 teams to fall out in the group stage.

The winners France will receive Uganda shillings 144,40,000,000 (US$38 million).

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