France won the FIFA 2018 World Cup final, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final. It was a close match, with France scoring two goals in the first half and Croatia equalizing in the second half. However, France ultimately prevailed, thanks to two late goals from Kylian Mbappé. This was France’s second World Cup victory, having previously won in 1998.
So how did France manage to win the 2018 World Cup? There are a few factors that contributed to their success.
The quality of the French team
France has a very strong team, with some of the best players in the world. This was evident throughout the World Cup, as they convincingly beat teams like Argentina and Uruguay.
The tactical flexibility of France’s manager, Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps is a very experienced manager, who knows how to adapt his tactics depending on the opposition. This proved to be successful for France in the World Cup, as they were able to win both tight games and high-scoring matches.
The home advantage
Playing at home can be a huge advantage for any team, and France was no exception. They received great support from their fans throughout the tournament, which helped them to win several close games.
The luck of the draw
France was arguably lucky in the World Cup, as they avoided some of the stronger teams in the early stages of the tournament. This allowed them to progress further than many people expected, and eventually reach the final.
The quality of the opposition
While France was undoubtedly a strong team, they also had to face some very tough opposition in the World Cup. This included teams like Belgium and Croatia, who both gave France a run for their money.
The experience of the French players
Many of France’s players had previously played in a World Cup final, which gave them a valuable edge over their opponents. This experience proved to be crucial in the final, as they were able to hold on under pressure and ultimately win the game.
The form of the French players
Several French players were in excellent form during the World Cup, including Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé. This allowed them to score crucial goals in important games and ultimately helped France to win the tournament.
The support of the fans
France’s fans played a big role in their team’s success, as they created a great atmosphere at all of their matches. This was particularly evident in the final, where the home crowd gave France a huge boost.
The spirit of the French team
Throughout the tournament, it was clear that France was playing for something bigger than themselves. They were united as a team, and this helped them to achieve their ultimate goal of winning the World Cup.
The resolve of the French team
Even when things were not going their way, France always seemed to find a way to win. This was evident in their come-from-behind victory against Uruguay in the quarter-finals, and in their late comeback against Croatia in the final.
The quality of France’s goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris
While he is best known for being a great goalkeeper and captain of France, it’s easy to forget that Hugo Lloris also had an excellent personal season. He led by example with how often he celebrated after helping his team win matches; something we saw during the World Cup Final when they defeated Croatia 4-2 in extra time.
The impact of France’s substitutes
France’s substitutes played a big role in their team’s success, as they were often able to change games when they came on. This was evident in the final, where Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé both scored important goals after coming off the bench.
The leadership of France’s captain, Hugo Lloris
As well as being a great goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris was also an excellent captain for France. He led by example, and always put the team first. This was evident in the way that he celebrated with his teammates after they won the World Cup.
The support of the French media
The French media is a key component of what it means to be successful on the soccer field. They often show support for your team, which creates an environment where you want nothing more than victory itself-and with the season coming up soon there has been no shortage of motivation.
The feel-good factor
In a time when it is hard to find any positive news, France winning the World Cup gave them something special. The joyous atmosphere that existed throughout this country during their games showed how much they deserved not only recognition but also praise for doing such an amazing job at plumbing these sports heights.
France was undoubtedly lucky to win the World Cup, but there are a number of factors that contributed to their success. These include the quality of the opposition, the experience of the French players, and the support of the fans. Ultimately, though, it was France’s team spirit and resolve that saw them through to victory.