Standout stats from the World Cup 2018 Final

The World Cup 2018 came to a grand end on Sunday, with the Les Bleus lifting the trophy for the second time since 1998. It was a final showdown that boasted of all records- own goals, penalty shot and a well-fought battle. Let us have a look at some of the standout records created in the World Cup 2018 finals between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow on Sunday.

  • Kylian M’Bappe (19 yrs.), the sensational French footballer became the second youngest player to score in a World Cup final. The first spot is still held by Pele (17 yrs.) for the goal he scored in the year 1958.
  • Croatian player, Mario Mandzukic became the first player to score an own goal in the World Cup finals. Not only this, he managed to create another record too- the first player to score both an own goal and a goal for his team in the finals of the tournament.
  • France became the first team to net four goals in the finals since Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in the 1970 finals.
  • Croatia is the second team to lose their first ever appearance in the World Cup finals. The other team is Netherlands, when they lost 2-1 to West Germany in the year 1974
  • This was the highest scoring World Cup finals since 1966 in which England beat West Germany by the same scoreline.

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