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France move 2-1 ahead in World Cup final against Croatia

France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (R) jumps to punch the ball during their Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

France retook the lead over Croatia in the World Cup final with a controversial VAR penalty from Antoine Griezmann.

Ivan Perisic, who had equalised just moments earlier for Croatia, was penalised for handball after a lengthy VAR review, and Griezmann slotted the spot-kick into the corner to put France 2-1 ahead.


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