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Photos | Football Fever -Images from the World Cup final

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Fireworks explode over the Luzhniki Stadium after the trophy presentation.
Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic scores the opening goal, an own goal, past his goalkeeper Danijel Subasic (second right). Mandzukic is the first player to score an own goal in a FIFA World Cup final..
Croatia’s Dejan Lovren (right) and a steward grab a man who invaded the pitch.
An aerial view of the Luzhniki Stadium, the venue of the FIFA World Cup final, in Moscow, Russia, and the fan zone close by.
France’s Samuel Umtiti (centre) kisses the trophy while his teammates gather round waiting to get their hands on it.
France players celebrate with the World Cup trophy in the heavy rainfall at the Luzhniki Stadium.
France head coach Didier Deschamps lifts the trophy after France beat Croatia 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Deschamps is the third person to win the title as both player and coach.
Croatia’s Domagoj Vida (left) looks on as France’s Olivier Giroud tries a bicycle.
Croatia's Marko Pjaca brings the ball down in the second half.
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic (centre) gets a header unto an Antoine Griezmann free kick but puts the ball into his own net to give France the lead. Mandzukic becomes the first player to score an own goal in a FIFA World Cup final.
Croatia fans are in disbelief at the final whistle.
Croatia’s Ivan Perisic (left), Danijel Subasic (centre), Domagoj Vida (second right) and Mario Mandzukic lament losing the FIFA World Cup final.
Croatia's goalkeeper Danijel Subasic is distraught after conceding to France's Paul Pogba.
The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colours of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by fans celebrating France’s second World Cup title.
French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wave to the crowd in a symbol of footballing unity between both countries.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic hugs Croatia player Luka Modric (front) after he claims his FIFA World Cup Golden Ball award for being the tournament’s most valuable player.