FIFA World Cup final in photos

9:26 am on 16 July 2018

France won the FIFA World Cup beating Croatia 4-2 in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades.

The French team withstood a spirited Croatia assault to lift the trophy for the second time, following their success on home soil 20 years ago.

Here's how it happened - in pictures.

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