France had one day less than Portugal to recover from its semifinal victory in 2016.
The biggest gathering is at a fanzone beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which police said had reached its maximum capacity of 90,000 people on Sunday a full three hours before kick-off. The three most important words here are serenity, trust and concentration.
France won a corner, which Griezmann whipped in at the near post only for Perisic to guide the ball away from Blaise Matuidi's waiting head.
At the huge gated fan zone near the Eiffel Tower, police will be carrying out pat-downs and searches, part of expanded powers granted by a tough anti-terror law passed a year ago.
The multicultural make up of the French team has a significant role to play in this too.
Former Brazil attacker Kaka says that we are "blessed" Kylian Mbappe "grow up in front of us" at Russian Federation 2018, but singles out two more Les Bleus players key to the side's run to the final. That was enough for referee Néstor Pitana to give the dead ball situation.
The victory is France's second, with the first having come at home in 1998.
Sports newspaper L'Equipe had a similar message.
"He has proved it once again at the World Cup, but I don't have a special relationship with him. Now in the final it's the dreaded Croatia".
France 'in a bubble' to play the perfect final: Lloris
Across the country, parks, bars and balconies have been transformed into a sea of blue, white and red flags as football fever sweeps the nation, with a flood of excited fans hungry to watch the action.
It left French fans waiting anxiously to see if the mistake would come back to haunt Les Bleus.
Mario Mandzukic has written himself into history in disastrous fashion by becoming the first player to score an own goal in a World Cup final.
On the Champs Elysees, horns were blaring, tricolor flags waving and a group of fans jumped up and down on a red, white and blue auto, blaring pro-France songs from a speaker.
"In a thousand, million years or however long we will play football for, that is not a penalty", declared Lee Dixon.
In this formation there is only really room for either Deschamps or N'Golo Kante and the Chelsea man is arguably the most unfortunate of the 2018 crop to miss out.
In addition to some fine performances from forwards Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann at Russian Federation 2018, France have been resolute in defence, keeping clean sheets in each of their past two matches against Uruguay and Belgium.
McLaren range to be fully hybrid by 2025
The company said as now, all vehicles will be hand-assembled at its production centre in Woking, England. The astonishing model release plan will also contain a true successor for the super-fast P1 hypercar .
There have been frustrations with the airline over the failure to reach agreements on issues like seniority and annual leave. Low-priced airline Ryanair has cancelled 30 flights on Thursday after talks with pilots ended without an agreement.
The children and their coach, along with Thai Navy SEALs involved in their rescue, are still in quarantine, the ABC reported. Reports state that Harris was the last member of the rescue team to exit the cave.
They had camped by the Helheim Glacier for several weeks to collect data to project sea level changes caused by global warming. The video was shot by his wife, Denise Holland, of the university's Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
United have been tracking Willian since January, while Barcelona first made contact with Chelsea three months ago. Barcelona have reportedly submitted a second transfer bid for Chelsea attacker Willian .
Kerber though needs to serve better to make sure she doesn't gift easy points to her American opponent, who is staring at history. After all the time away, Williams spoke about being impressed with herself for just reaching the final.
Talking about the cameras, the device comes with an 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front camera for selfies. The battery on the device can be similar to the original USA model of the Moto E5 Play which packs a 2800mAh battery.
France are aiming to add to the World Cup title they won on home soil in 1998, while for Croatia it would be a first ever win. Zdrilic, himself of Croatian heritage, said it's hard to describe just how much Croatia's final debut means to the country.
A reunion with James in L.A. was not meant to be for Frye, with the Lakers opting against renewing his expiring contract. A person familiar with the decision says forward Channing Frye will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
Theresa May: 'We risk ending up with no Brexit at all'
The Tory Party could "go down the plughole" unless warring MPs unite behind Theresa May and Brexit , a minister today said. How they handle it when they are not both standing on the stage next to each other will be interesting.
France vs Croatia Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 final
Millions of people world-wide will be watching this morning, when France takes on Croatia in the final of soccer's' World Cup . Croatia have therefore played 90 minutes extra than France in this knockout stage, and also have one day lest rest here.
Obama lands in Kenya, meets Uhuru and Auma at State House
Also present at State House to welcome Mr Obama was Deputy President William Ruto and other senior government officials. Obama will be in the country for two days and he will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga.
No deaths reported in Mexico City collapse
The destroyed building fell across lanes of a major freeway, which had been closed shortly before the collapse. The city has promoted the installation of roof gardens, in part for their supposed environmental benefits.
How Trump's meeting with Queen unfolded at Windsor Castle
In contrast to his kind words for the Queen, President Trump appeared less fond of the nation's Prime Minister Theresa May . However Royal author Hugh Vickers told AP that heads of state are not actually expected to curtsy or bow to the monarch .
Richie Porte crashes and abandons Tour de France
Germany's Andre Greipel, and Slovakia's Peter Sagan , sprint to cross the finish line on the eighth stage of the Tour de France. The Tour rolled on, but Porte is out of the race in an nearly cruel replay of his exit in 2017 on the very same stage.
Blood Moon Viewing - July 27th 2018
Then the Moon will start to gradually come out of Earth's shadow and partial eclipse will end at 3h 49m IST on July 28. The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will turn the moon blood red in the night sky later this month.
Eritrea’s Isaias arrives in Ethiopia
Photos shared by the Chief of Staff of Ethiopian Prime Minister showed a visibly excited Afwerki with his gifts. Locals celebrate that the reclusive state of Eritrea is now opening up.