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World Cup 2018: France 4-2 Croatia – participant rankings

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World Cup 2018: France 4-2 Croatia – participant rankings

World Cup 2018: France 4-2 Croatia highlights

France beat Croatia in an exhilarating last in Moscow to win the World Cup for the second time.

Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored for France, Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic netted at each ends, and France keeper Hugo Lloris made a horrible error.

Listed here are the participant rankings from BBC Sport’s Paul Fletcher (Croatia) and Chris Bevan (France).


Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) 6

World Cup 2018: Howler from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris provides Croatia lifeline

Powerless to cease Croatia’s equaliser and made a superb flying save to disclaim Mandzukic with the sport within the steadiness, however extraordinarily lucky the farcical late aim he gave away didn’t have an effect on the course of the match.

Your score: 5.13

Benjamin Pavard (right-back) 5

Began sluggishly, like the remainder of the France staff, and by no means actually checked out ease. The presence of Ivan Perisic drifting over to his flank was the most important motive for that, and likewise ensured Pavard didn’t get ahead a lot.

Your score: 5.50

Samuel Umtiti (centre-back) 6

Seemed panicked every time the ball got here into the France field early on, though he was efficient with a few determined last-ditch clearances. Like defensive accomplice Raphael Varane he improved as the sport went on.

Your score: 5.78

Raphael Varane (centre-back) 7

Gave the France defence some much-needed authority late on, profitable some necessary headers, however initially struggled within the air at set-pieces and was additionally caught in possession too.

Your score: 5.95

Lucas Hernandez (left-back) 6

Misplaced Sime Vrsaljko on the free-kick that led to Croatia making it 1-1 and wanted assist down his flank within the first half. Discovered his means ahead extra after the break and arrange Mbappe’s aim to make it 4-1.

Your score: 5.50

Paul Pogba (midfield) 7

Most of his work was defensive within the first half and he didn’t do it significantly nicely, another excuse the France midfield was being overrun. Then he started to exert some affect within the center and bought on the scoresheet with a exact end.

Your score: 6.68

World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba’s curling shot places France 3-1 up in opposition to Croatia

N’Golo Kante (midfield) 4

Appeared off the tempo and was surprisingly ineffective. He couldn’t cease Croatia taking full management of midfield within the first half, and it was not a shock to see him hauled off quickly after the break.

Your score: 5.52

Blaise Matuidi (midfield) 5

The third member of France’s midfield trio additionally struggled to impose himself early on. The sport largely handed him by, however it was his flick from a nook that led to his facet getting their penalty, through VAR.

Your score: 5.46

Kylian Mbappe (ahead) 8

A peripheral determine earlier than half-time, {the teenager} got here alive within the second half when his electrical tempo allowed France to select Croatia off on the break. Made his facet’s third aim and scored the fourth, to indicate once more why the world is so enthusiastic about him.

Your score: 6.71

World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe aim stretches lead

Antoine Griezmann (ahead) 8

World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann tucks away controversial VAR penalty

Delivered when it mattered by supplying all of France’s huge moments within the first half, regardless of wanting pretty flat himself. That modified after the break and his quick toes and fast considering meant his facet seemed much more of a risk all through.

Your score: 6.50

Olivier Giroud (ahead) 7

Didn’t handle a single effort at aim within the last, and ends the event with out registering an effort on track. However he’ll accumulate a World Cup winners’ medal and the battling Chelsea striker once more confirmed his worth to this France staff, particularly after they have been second finest for lengthy intervals.

Your score: 5.25


Steven N’Zonzi (midfield – for Kante 55 minutes) 7

Seemed cooler and calmer than Kante from the minute he changed him in midfield, and took the sting out of Croatia’s dominance in that a part of the pitch.

Your score: 5.35

Corentin Tolisso (midfield – for Matuidi 73 minutes) 6

One other participant who helped regular the ship within the France midfield, however by the tip Croatia had resorted to extra direct ways anyway.

Your score: 5.06

Nabil Fekir (ahead – for Giroud 81 minutes) 6

Changed the exhausted Giroud however didn’t get any probabilities in entrance of aim.

Your score: 5.05


Croatia have been showing of their first World Cup last

Danijel Subasic (goalkeeper) 4

First keeper to concede 4 in a World Cup last since 1970. May arguably have achieved higher with Mbappe’s strike and possibly Pogba’s aim too. May do nothing in regards to the personal aim and penalty.

Your score: 5.29

Sime Vrsaljko (right-back) 6

Stored Matuidi quiet and was efficient pushing ahead to help Perisic as Croatia loved some success down the precise. Scythed down Atletico team-mate Griezmann in frustration in harm time.

Your score: 5.64

Dejan Lovren (centre-back) 5

Agency sort out on one of many pitch invaders. One nervy second early on when a France handball saved him.

Your score: 5.42

Domagoj Vida (centre-back) 6

Woefully uncovered by the blistering tempo of Mbappe early within the second half – however he’s hardly on his personal in that regard. Stood off Mbappe for France’s fourth however did make a number of essential tackles.

Your score: 6.12

Ivan Strinic (left-back) 6

Needed to cope with the speedy Mbappe, who glided previous him the primary time they have been one-on-one, however the Frenchman’s influence may hardly be blamed on him.

Your score: 5.79

Ivan Rakitic (midfield) 7

A lot to admire from the Barcelona man – very good vary of passing, clever and keen to improvise, as he confirmed with a header that put Perisic away down the left early on. Much less efficient and more and more pissed off as the sport went on.

Your score: 6.72

Marcelo Brozovic (midfield) 7

One other extremely environment friendly efficiency by the Inter Milan midfielder, who helped to close down England. Glorious positioning, nice consciousness and self-discipline. Had probably the most touches (112) and passes (98) within the last. Sensible clearance along with his staff 3-1 down.

Your score: 5.81

Ante Rebic (midfield) 6

Conceded probably the most fouls on the World Cup. Scuffed an affordable likelihood late on within the first half and drew save from Lloris after the restart. Substituted after 71 minutes.

Your score: 5.94

Luka Modric (midfield) 6

Had the group purring with an early crossfield move to Strinic however, whereas efficient and busy, did the Actual maestro influence the ultimate as a lot as he would have preferred? No decisive moments from Modric.

Your score: 7.00

Ivan Perisic (midfield) 8

World Cup 2018: Ivan Perisic fires Croatia stage in opposition to France within the last

Gutsy, skilful and pushed – and for some time the busiest man on the pitch. Took his equaliser brilliantly, however was harshly adjudged responsible of handball for France’s penalty. A handful for the French.

Your score: 7.69

Mario Mandzukic (ahead) 6

Unlucky to attain the primary personal aim in a World Cup last. Tireless shift from the Juventus ahead and his willingness to chase a misplaced trigger noticed him rewarded along with his aim.

Your score: 6.09


Andre Kramaric (ahead – for Rebic 55 minutes) 5

Got here on at 4-2 with 20 minutes left however had little alternative to influence the sport.

Your score: 5.60

Marko Pjaca (ahead – for Strinic 81 minutes) 5

Nearly by way of along with his first involvement however couldn’t fairly carry down a excessive, angled ball. Had simply 4 touches.

Your score: 5.39

BBC Sport – Football

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