France and Croatia face off in the 2018 World Cup final, in a match that was held at Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday (15/07/2018) . The match just run 18 minutes when Les Bleus managed to open the advantage.
From a free kick taken by Antoine Griezmann, the ball bounced into the Croatian penalty box. There Mandzukic managed to gore the ball, but from his head the round skin even leads into the corner of goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.
Mandzukic header into the opening goal in this 2018 World Cup final match. Opta noted it became the first goal of suicide that was created in the World Cup final.
Mandzukic is the hero of Croatia’s victory when faced with England in the semifinals. He scored his team’s 2-1 winning goal. The Juventus player had previously also made goals in the match with Denmark in the group phase.