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France’s Mbappe, Griezmann, Giroud, Deschamps React To Final Win

Olivier Giroud said he plans to honour his pledge to cut his hair if France won the World Cup.

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France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the football World Cup on Sunday, handing them their second victory in the competition after a successful campaign on home soil in 1998.

Following are comments, quotes and reactions from the French coach, players and President Emmanuel Macron.

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Olivier Giroud said he plans to honour his pledge to cut his hair if France won the World Cup.
France players celebrate after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2.
(Photo: AP)

National Coach Didier Deschamps

"It is really beautiful. It is marvellous. We did not play a great match but we showed a strong mental quality.

"We also scored four goals. We merit it. I am very happy for this team. We are coming from very far and it has not always been easy, but thanks to hard work, they are here and are on top of theworld for the next four years."

Antoine Griezmann

"I don't know where I am, it is great... Very happy. It was a difficult match. Croatia play a great game. We started timidly. We knew it was a World Cup Final. We got into the game and on counter attacks, we made the difference. Very happy. We look forward to lifting the cup and taking it to France."

French President Emmanuel Macron

In a tweet, the president said one word: "Merci"

Olivier Giroud

"We have been celebrating with eveyone and my teammates in the locker room. The president (Macron) was here, likewise President Putin and the Croatian president, who congratulated us."

Giroud said he plans to honour his pledge to cut his hair if France wins the world cup.

"It is expected and I'll do it."

Olivier Giroud said he plans to honour his pledge to cut his hair if France won the World Cup.
Croatia’s Luka Modric and France’s Kylian Mbappe, right, pose with their individual awards at the end of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. 
(Photo: AP)

Kylian Mbappe

"I'm very happy. I was able to show my ambitions and our collective ambition, which was to win. It was a long road, but it was worth while and we are world champions and very proud. It is the life that we wanted, we are proud to make French people happy.”

On his goal:

"It was a superb goal, especially since it was a goal that gave us wings."

Paul Pogba

"It is a dream since I was a young boy. I hope we have made you proud."

What did you tell your teammates before the game?

"I told everyone that we are 90 minutes away from realising our dream, we are 90 minutes from entering into history books for life, and we were 90 minutes away from making France rock, even children and their children will know about this. So guys, we can do this.

"There are two teams and a Cup and we are not going to let another team take this Cup. That is all I told them."

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