France fans watch France v Croatia - Paris, France - July 15, 2018 Fans celebrate in front of the Eiffel Tower after France win the World Cup REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
PARIS/MOSCOW - 15 July 2018: France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the football World Cup on Sunday, handing them their second victory in the competition after a successful campaign on home soil in 1998.
Following are comments, quotes and reactions from the French coach, players and President Emmanuel Macron.
NATIONAL COACH DIDIER DESCHAMPS
"It is really beautiful. It is marvellous. We did not play a great match but we showed a strong mental quality.
"We also scored four goals. We merit it. I am very happy for this team. We are coming from very far and it has not always been easy, but thanks to hard work, they are here and are on top of the world for the next four years."
ANTOINE GRIEZMANN, SCORER OF A PENALTY
"I don't know where I am, it is great... Very happy. It was a difficult match. Croatia play a great game. We started timidly. We knew it was a World Cup Final. We got into the game and on counter attacks, we made the difference. Very happy. We look forward to lifting the cup and taking it to France."
PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON
In a tweet, the president said one word: "Merci"
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the game. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS