After Russia, focus shifts on Qatar for World Cup 2022

Deschamps to stay as France coach until 2020

Didier Deschamps celebrates after France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup | AFP

The survey involved more than 129 thousand football fans who have chosen 11 players, most clearly, in their opinion, proved himself at the world Cup.

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 drama not just unfolded on the pitch in Russian Federation but was also played out on Twitter in a massive way. Deschamps was the captain of the French squad that won the 1998 tournament.

Then again, this World Cup served as a stark reminder that it's hard to defend a title at a major worldwide tournament. The high point of his tournament came in the round of 16 when he scored twice and drew a penalty in France's helter-skelter 4-3 win over Argentina.

Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victorious to erase the memories of the loss to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris. France would score more goals through Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, with Mandzukic pulling one back for Croatia after a awful mistake by French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. "The World Cup, it's a lot". Croatia finished runners-up to France while Belgium took home the Bronze medal.

"If football can contribute a little bit ... then I think it's already a positive outcome", he finished.

The World Cup is "not a watershed, not a game changer, but it will be a wonderful memory, something for people to remember when they were happy, when there were so many foreigners in Russian cities and they weren't enemies".

The Bottom Line: Another World Cup has come and gone.

Left wing: Antoine Griezmann (France): The 27-year-old is the third Atletico Madrid player to make this team and the fifth Frenchman. "We've also got Kylian Mbappe to look out for in the future", he said.

Euro 2020 - the 60 anniversary edition of the championship - will take place across the continent in 12 different countries. Kylian Mbappe became only the second teenager to score in the final and has now become a world wide sensation at just the age of 19.

They did not disappoint, passing the golden World Cup trophy from player to player as they jumped and danced on an open-air bus with "World Champions" emblazoned on its side. The match also saw a pitch invasion from a protest apparently led by Russian all-female protest group Pussy Riot, and a controversial intervention from the video assistant referee that had a huge influence on the outcome, BBC News reports.

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