But still, the future film on this World Cup Final match will contain a dancing emote from a game that wasn't a mainstream name in January.
When France went onto the counter-attack, Giroud was often the decoy, drawing defenders to create space for team mates. Griezmann stepped up to the spot and coolly dispatched his effort past Croatia keeper Danijel Subasic to make it 2-1 in favor of Les Bleus.
While a goal in tomorrow's final will be high priority for the 31-year-old striker, his play is about much more than just finishing as displayed in a semi-final performance against Belgium. I want a second star to be on this shirt. It will serve as a lesson to us and it means we know what it is to play in a final. Though we're all video game enthusiasts primarily at App Trigger, it's hard to take your eyes off of the spectacle that is soccer at its very best.
In reference to the opportunity of winning the World Cup and emulating the class of 1998, the Manchester United club-record signing says they have learnt from the Euro 16 defeat to Portugal. Both Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard have plenty of experience playing in central defence, meaning they do not madly commit themselves forward.
France defeats Croatia 4-2 to capture title
Croatia have therefore played 90 minutes extra than France in this knockout stage, and also have one day lest rest here. He was widely criticised thereafter, with former players, pundits and fans claiming that he had indeed made a mistake.
Sacrifie: "I feel good, I hope to do the same in the final".
Matuidi, 31, reckons victory - should France achieve it - should be dedicated to the whole nation.
'We have to be proud to be French. We fight for each other - it's our great strength. "We can not wait to bring the cup back to France".
One problem was the position of the referee who was behind the defender.