France’s array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired them to World Cup glory over Croatia.
Following a tournament packed with thrills and drama, the final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium lived up to what preceded it from the moment Les Bleus hit the front through an 18th-minute own goal by Mario Mandzukic – a cruel role reversal for Croatia’s extra-time hero in the semi-final win over England.
Griezmann converted his fourth of the tournament from 12 yards before Croatia pursued their opponents furiously once more at the start of the second half.
But how did Kenyan fans react to the outcome of the final?
Mpende Msipende Giroud is a WORLD CUP winner
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) July 15, 2018
Congratulations France; the 2018 FIFA #WorldCup Champions!!! Respect to Croatia but there can only be one winner! What a game! What a tournament! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽#AllezLesBlues #FRACRO #TheScoreKE pic.twitter.com/ap7CoQZHwH
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) July 15, 2018
#FRA Gold, #CRO Silver, #BEL Bronze, #KEN🇰🇪 Mercury #FRACRO #WorldCupFinal
— Daniel N Wahome (@MistaWahome) July 15, 2018
Tonight, the FRENCH were LUCKY the CROATS were good. Sometimes its better to be lucky than good.
— James Smart (@jamessmat) July 15, 2018
Good People, Need I Really restate that I predicted France to win the World Cup?! Many vilified me, but I stayed strong. Viva Les Bleus! Viva France! Viva the Assimilation Policy that kept the African dream alive! Congratulations!!
— Hon. Otiende Amollo (@OAmollo) July 15, 2018