Mbappe almost breaks away down the right flank as he collects Pogba’s offload. Vida reads the danger and gets across to make the sliding challenge. A vital tackle from the Croatia defender.
Referee Nestor Pitana draws the ire of France as he plays advantage for a foul then allows Croatia to play on in the final third. Rakitic collects an offload and blasts a left-footed volley over the bar. Les Bleus would have been furious if that had nestled into the back of the net.
Perisic charges at the France backline and his surge forces a mistake from Kante, who trips the Croatia winger 35 yards from goal.
A super strike from Perisic levels the World Cup final. France failed to clear the danger from the resulting free-kick as Manzukic then Vida knocked the ball towards the winger. He took time and space to pick his spot on his left foot before drilling his effort past Lloris. A special effort from Perisic. Game on.