FRANCE Celebrates FIFA WC Win

FRANCE on Sunday celebrated winning of the 2018 FIFA  World Cup   held in Moscow   defeating Croatia  4–2 on July 15 to claim their second World Cup title  marking the fourth consecutive title won by a European team. France finally celebrated the historic feat with their home fans after Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud both scored in a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in Paris. Giroud swept in the winner from a Benjamin Mendy cross in the 75th minute for his first goal in 11 games in a France shirt, after the Chelsea striker went through the entirety of his country’s triumphant campaign in Russia without scoring. On their first appearance on home soil since the World Cup, Mbappe had earlier put France ahead in an explosive performance from the 19-year-old before Ryan Babel briefly restored parity in the second half. The Stade de France exploded in celebration at Giroud’s winner in a game that had a competitive edge as part of UEFA’s new Nations League.  Incidentally, the 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup in which 32 national teams participated .WC is held every four years .It was hosted by Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. It was the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe  and the 11th time that it had been held in Europe  at  an estimated cost of over $14.2 billion.FIFA says  it was the most expensive World Cup ever in which the video assistant referee (VAR) system  was used. The 2022 FIFA World Cup championship will be contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will take place in Qatar from 21 November to December 18. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. This will be the first World Cup held entirely in geographical Asia since the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan .In addition the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament. The reigning World Cup champions are France.


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