France Wins 2018 World Cup Setting Records Along the Way

by D. Djokic  ·  July 17, 2018

The 2021 World Cup winners, France, and their final rivals Croatia broke several records in the most crucial match of the competition. Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, who both netted a goal during the final, are writing the books of the World Cup history. However, some records were set off the pitch. At the end of the thrilling final, France’s boss, Didier Deschamps now holds a record of his own.

Now, let’s go straight to numbers and facts, starting with Paul Pogba. Pogba’s goal came in the 59 minute of the World Cup final, and it helped France secure a 3-1 lead. What makes this goal special is Pogba’s current club – Manchester United. Only two players from Manchester United won the World Cup so far.

Being the Red Devils’ midfielder, Pogba is the third player from this Premier League club to win the World Cup. The only two Manchester United players who managed to achieve this before Pogba are Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles. Both of them played for Manchester United when England won the 1966 World Cup.

Next on the list of record-setters is Kylian Mbappe. Paris Saint-Germain’s forward is 19 years old, and he’s the second teenager to score a goal in final of the World Cup competition. The football legend, Pele was in a similar position at the 1958 World Cup, but he was a little over a year younger than Mbappe at that time.

Now, France has been a favourite on best football betting apps to win the competition this year in great part thanks to Deschamps’ leadership. France’s head coach became the third player to win the World Cup both as a manager and a player. Namely, Deschamps lead France to their first World Cup trophy in 1998 as the captain of the French international team. 20 years later, he achieved the same success with the team, only this time as a coach. The two other football players who hold the same record are Franz Beckenbauer and Mario Zagallo.

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