July 15, 2018 / 5:38 PM / 5 months ago

Soccer-World Cup final reaction

MOSCOW, July 15 (Reuters) - Reactions after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday:

France coach Didier Deschamps: “How marvellous! It’s a young team, who are on the top of the world. Some are champions at the age of 19. We did not play a huge game but we showed mental quality. And we scored four goals anyway. They deserved to win. The group worked so hard and we had some tough moments along the way. It hurt so much to lose the Euro two years ago, but it made us learn too. The win is not about me, it’s the players who won the game. For 55 days, we have done a lot of work. It is the supreme coronation. We are proud to be French, to be Blues. The victory in the match belongs to them. Vive le Republic.”

France striker Antoine Griezmann: “I do not know where I am! I am really happy. It was a very difficult match, Croatia had a great game. We came back and we managed to make the difference. We cannot wait to lift the Cup and bring it back to France.” (Compiled by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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