French players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Croatia in the final on Sunday, July 15.
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The best photos of the 2018 World Cup

Updated 1241 GMT (2041 HKT) November 9, 2018

French players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Croatia in the final on Sunday, July 15.
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France has won the World Cup for a second time in its history, defeating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored critical goals in the second half to put the Croatians at arm's length and give the French their first world title since 1998.

It was the first World Cup final ever for Croatia, which got goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic.

Look back at the most compelling photos we've seen from this World Cup: