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WORLD CUP 2018 | Croatia, France for the final... how the championship ended over the years

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 5:37 PM

France and Croatia will clash in Sunday’s final of the 2018 Football World Cup.

Croatia made the dramatic advance for the first time ever after beating England 2 – 1 in extra time.

READ: Croatia book World Cup final ticket

Yesterday, France edged Belgium 1– 0.

Here’s how the World Cup finals culminated over the years:

2014 in Brazil:
Germany – 1
Argentina – 0
*Extra time

2010 in South Africa:
Spain – 1
Netherlands – 0
*Extra time

2006 in Germany:
Italy – 5
France – 3
*Goals on penalties, after playing 1– 1 in full and extra time

2002 in Japan and South Korea:
Brazil – 2
Germany – 0

1998 in France:
France – 3
Brazil –  0

1994 in the USA
Brazil – 3
Italy – 2
*Goals on penalties, after playing 0 – 0 in full and extra time

1990 in Italy
West Germany – 1
Argentina – 0

1986 in Mexico
Argentina – 3
West Germany – 2

1982 in Spain:
Italy– 3
West Germany – 1

1978 in Argentina:
Argentina – 3
The Netherlands – 1

1974 in Germany:
West Germany – 2
The Netherlands – 1

1970 in Mexico:
Brazil – 4
Italy – 1
*Brazil never lost a match in this edition.

1966 in England
England – 4
West Germany – 2
*Extra time

1962 in Chile:
Brazil – 3
Czechoslovakia – 1

1958 in Sweden:
Brazil – 5
Sweden – 2

1954 in Switzerland:
West Germany – 3
Hungary – 2

1950 in Brazil:
Uruguay – 2
Brazil –1

1938 in France:
Italy – 4
Hungary – 2

1934 in Italy:
Italy – 2
Czechoslovakia – 1

1930 in Uruguay:
Uruguay – 4
Argentina – 2         

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