World Cup Final: Croatia’s Mandzukic makes history in France

Croatia striker, Mario Mandzukic on Sunday made history in his side’s 4-2 defeat to France in the 2018 World Cup final fixtures played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Mandzukic became the first player in 40 years to score both a goal and an own goal during one FIFA World Cup match.

The Juventus striker scored an own goal after he diverted Antoine Griezmann’s free kick into his own net in the 18th minute, and capitalized on a poor error from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and tapped the ball into an empty net in the 69th minute.

However, Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic goals were not enough as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe ensured that the Les Blues claimed their second World Cup trophy after winning their first in 1998 on home soil.

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