The best jokes from the World Cup final after France 4-2 Croatia

Featuring Will Smith, more VAR and a Pussy Riot pitch invasion.

Didier Deschamps will like these jokes as France win the World Cup final in Russia with a 4-2 win over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium
DONE GOOD: Deschamps (Image: Вячеслав Евдокимов)

France won the World Cup final with a 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow on Sunday after another controversial intervention from the VAR system, a pitch invasion by Russian protest group Pussy Riot and a mistake from Hugo Lloris.

Following a closing ceremony featuring live music from Will Smith, an own goal set them on their way when Mario Mandžukić headed into his own net from an Antoine Griezmann free kick.

Ivan Perišić equalised ten minutes later before a debatable penalty decision, given with the help of the video assistant referee, enabled Griezmann to restore a first-half lead for Didier Deschamps’s side.

Strikes from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé put the French in control after the break, though Mandžukić was able to capitalise on Lloris’s inattentiveness to score what proved to be just a consolation goal.

Relive the match with this selection of the best jokes from the World Cup final after France 4-2 Croatia, bringing an end to Russia 2018:

Always wanted to see Will Smith live… pic.twitter.com/A7zw9GBZcV

— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 15, 2018


One of the greatest performance by a Brazilian in the #WorldCupFinal since 2002! pic.twitter.com/L7KSj0SOnk

— Lord Bendtner (@LordBendtner) July 15, 2018

Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi watching the final from the stands. #WorldCupFinal⁠ ⁠ pic.twitter.com/p4WLDFzPwv

— henry martinez (@djsolerebel) July 15, 2018

This is the best #WorldCupFinal I’ve seen in 4 years.

— Simon (@smnbro) July 15, 2018

Golden Boot update:
Own Goal (12)
Harry Kane (6) #WorldCupFinal

— Charlie Flowe (@DjFlowe) July 15, 2018

First Rule of FIFA is… Do Not
Touch The Ball With Your Hand.

Second Rule of FIFA is… Do Not Touch The Ball With Your Hand.

Third Rule of FIFA is… If You Fall Down… Act Like You’re Dying.


— Tim Dillard (@DimTillard) July 15, 2018




Next Fortnite celebration should be a straight red…#FRACRO #WorldCup #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/wJMfNXpwjd

— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) July 15, 2018

When you miss out on the presidential group hug… #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/yxlBUQa5iC

— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) July 15, 2018

#WorldCupFinal Conor macgregor out here wondering who's this better than him in boxing pic.twitter.com/Jxd2g1T7Ek

— Loya (@stillkimono) July 15, 2018


Pussy Riot leave the referee hanging after high-fiving Mbappé #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/cwhDFdyvoe

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) July 15, 2018

It didn't take Willy Caballero long to find a new job after his World Cup horror show…#WorldCupFinal #FRACRO https://t.co/VBf1YPaHFQ pic.twitter.com/uJ2yJXZDVi

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 15, 2018


Pogba scored a goal after being mocked #FRACRO #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/tktCU27pA5

— Faizal Rosly (@ijaicool) July 15, 2018


Mbappe is 19 scoring goals in the #WorldCupfinal. What is Kylie Jenner doing with her life?

— Antwon Leouwigi Gelato (@AntwonGelato) July 15, 2018

Mbappe at 19 vs Me at 19. pic.twitter.com/spBcTs91Bj

— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 15, 2018

Liverpool FC statement says doctors have confirmed that Dejan Lovren had concussion whilst he was announcing himself as one of the best defenders in the world pic.twitter.com/nazpAUO82b

— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) July 15, 2018

At this point Croatia might as well do a France and surrender #WorldCupFinal

— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) July 15, 2018


France just making sure that the world doesn't feel they won it by a dubious VAR penalty. Lloris even gave them a goal. #WorldCupFinal

— Ali Anjum (@alianjum_) July 15, 2018


This #WorldCupFinal has had tragedy, injustice and comedy. It’s not a match, it’s a novel.

— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) July 15, 2018

Pele. Mbappe. A Tale of Two Teenagers #WorldCupFinal

— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 15, 2018


Somehow I can hear Elton John singing “Circle of life”. #FRACRO pic.twitter.com/v1w4BVBAJU

— Igor Levit (@igorpianist) July 15, 2018

If Eurostar don’t have adverts like

“it’s not coming home, but you can visit it in Paris from £79 with Eurostar”

Then they need to sack their whole marketing team #WorldCupFinal

— Kae Kurd (@KaeKurd) July 15, 2018

Germany 2014 > France 2018 > … It's getting closer isn't it?

— LewisJ815 ⚫️⚖️⚪️ (@LewisJ815) July 15, 2018

Oooooohhh! Football was just 35 kilometres from Coming Home. Maybe we should check VAR#WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/0lmvN3HcgA

— AS English (@English_AS) July 15, 2018

I'm just glad someone finally caught the Snitch. #WorldCupFinal

— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) July 15, 2018



So now we know which team won't advance to the knock-out phase in 2022 #WorldCupFinal

— hiba (@iatemuggles) July 15, 2018

Giroud crying tears of joy #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/fKnesxO5oT

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) July 15, 2018


Okay, okay. Who forgot to order the tent? #FRACROA pic.twitter.com/bZGCUJBxcd

— Elliott Gotkine (@ElliottGotkine) July 15, 2018

Kiss me, stupid! #cro #WorldCup #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/QJ5xS3eJS2

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) July 16, 2018



The only guy who is allowed to tell his children, "When I was your age… "#FRACRO #WorldCup #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/BzMAQ8GBek

— Victor Mochere (@VictorMochere) July 15, 2018



Someone wake me up in 4 years when this starts again….#WorldCupFinal

— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) July 15, 2018