France striker Antoine Griezmann was named the man of the match after his team beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday to lift their second World Cup trophy.

"The tournament was certainly tough, and this trophy weighs heavy. I'm proud of our team, we're really unique. This is why we achieved this result, this strength allowed us to do the impossible, to write a new page in our history. Tomorrow we'll celebrate this victory in France," Griezmann told journalists.

Griezmann added that he was calm when he was scoring from the penalty spot.

"I realized it was the last match of the World Cup, I maintained my composure, and I scored. I'm very happy that our team managed to... become the world champions!" Griezmann said.

 Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup kicked off on 14 June and came to a close on Sunday with 64 games played in 11 cities across the country.