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Tens of thousands of people turned up at a celebration for Croatia in Zagreb on Monday despite their loss to France in the World Cup final.
Several records tumbled in Russia, as 32 teams provided a month-long spectacle. Here are the best numbers from the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
France beat Croatia in the World Cup final and the media in the two countries celebrated/commiserated their teams' respective achievements.
It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands.
After the pain of falling short against France subsides, it's vital that Croatia channels its emotions into ensuring this isn't their last final.
Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic, and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.
In the end, Croatia paid for their mistakes and did not have the energy to mount another comeback as their fine World Cup run fell just short.
When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading light, and there's no limit to what he can do from here.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said he wasn't happy with the penalty decision that allowed France to take the lead in Sunday's World Cup final.
Three scorchers, an own goal, a brain fade and VAR controversy. The 2018 final had everything, and more. Can it get any better than this?
France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the second World Cup in the country's history and to no one's surprise the social media world went wild.