Reasons why France will win the World Cup

Diplomats and players alike have celebrated. AFP

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As the World prepares to say goodbye to the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, all eyes are fixed on France and Croatia who are set to compete on the biggest stage for the World's biggest trophy.

Impact's head-coach Rémi Garde participated in the development of several of team France's young players.

"We have made this grand event a success in every respect", he added. I would like to thank all my players for what they have done.

"(I'm) super proud of the boys, I couldn't ask for anything better", said 19-year-old Dario Jezerinac, who said he and his friends planned to party all day and all night in the park.

"Those 23 players will now be linked forever whatever happens".

In a stadium packed with presidents watching the World Cup final, no one had as much fun as Emmanuel Macron.

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Antoine Griezmann, who put France ahead from the penalty spot, said he was overwhelmed by the result. He is expected to start again on tonight as France tackle Croatia in the finals.

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Dalic said the success of a team representing a country of only four million people showed what could be done with a dream and lots of hard work. It is the supreme coronation. "We will be sad today and tomorrow but after some weeks we will be proud of this team". The victory in the match belongs to them.

Elated French fans burst out of bars and into the streets of Montreal on Sunday, dancing and singing as they celebrated their soccer team's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final.

The coach also said France managed to overcome mistakes and imperfections with sheer mental strength to lift the trophy for the second time. They are not the same, they are world champions.

"If I had been playing, the match probably would not have finished", said furious Estudiantes president Juan Veron after his side's 2-0 defeat.

Deschamps, who joins the elite company of Franz Beckenbauer and Mario Zagallo as those to have won the World Cup on the pitch and from the dugout, praised the tournament for its unpredictability - especially regarding the strong performances of so-called smaller nations. I had the enormous pleasure and privilege to live through this as a player 20 years ago. We tried to stay relaxed this time and the players knew what they had to do and what was at stake.

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