Many engaged in general contemplations over today’s fierce bout and fans’ sentiments throughout the play, particularly so after the French vigorously stepped up efforts and scored their fourth and goal in the second half:
“The logo of Croatia in the second half. It's a pity but they deserve respect — they lasted long after these three extra times.”
This one has already emerged on social networks, though, in the course of the champiohsip:
One user reminded mid-way through the game that the Croatians should have remembered that they were not playing against England in the final, recollecting the latter's poor performance on Saturday.
In another hilarious meme, a user laughs off the world’s top-paid football stars, who have since long quit the World Cup race, while another enthusiastically remarked how rich in successful scores this game was:
Some focused on those initial ephemeral expectations in the air:
— Sonia (@Soni_bo) 15 июля 2018 г.
La final para la mayoría…— 🗺⚽🏆🤗 (@Otinaibaf) 15 июля 2018 г.
via @LaBoticaGrafica#Rusia2018 #CRO #FRA #WorldCupRussia2018 #MundialRusia2018 #FifaWorldCup #CopaDelMundo #fifa #CROFRA #FRACRO #Croaciavsfrancia #FrancevsCroatia #WorldCupFinal2018 #FinalRusia2018 pic.twitter.com/Fi4DBLy6Uk
France’s forward Antoine Griezmann and center-back player Rapahel Varane naturally didn’t lack attention:
Mbappe and Griezmann will get the headlines, but can we give an attaboy to Raphael Varane? Every time someone tries whipping the ball into the French box he's there first towering above everyone. What a machine. #CROFRA #WorldCupFinal— Adam J 🎮 (@AJV1Beta) 15 июля 2018 г.
Essa comemoração do Griezmann foi em referência ao Fortnite? Se eu fosse jogador e fizesse um gol em Copa do Mundo eu faria um Praise the Sun pra homenagear Dark Souls. #Copa2018 #CROFRA pic.twitter.com/JPOQiZxmlq— Edd Attorney (@Noctis_kouhai) 15 июля 2018 г.
Some visually reflected their assumptions over…. the referee “siding” with the French:
Zlatko Dalić’s non-verbal disappointment is also played on in memes:
Kylian Mbappe’s young genius is again on everybody’s lips, after the 19 year-old gracefully hit the bottom corner of the goal.
Nacieron después de @KMbappe— (ALE) LIVE (@AleLavalle) 15 июля 2018 г.
Google Facebook Twitter iPhone📱 iPad Kindle 4G Android YouTube AWS Apple App Store Uber Airbnb Blockchain Bitcoin Square Flipkart Stripe Spotify Dropbox Instagram Snapchat WhatsApp Pinterest Kickstarter Messenger #WorldCupFinal #CROFRA pic.twitter.com/q6W3UBc7Sl
GOAL! Kylian Mbappe becomes the first teenager to score in a #WorldCupFinal since Pele in 1958! 😍😍😍😍— Mahbub Tamim (@MahbubTamim) 15 июля 2018 г.
The @PSG_inside boy #FRA #CRO #Mbappe #FRACRO #CROFRA #WorldCup #FifaWorldCup2018 pic.twitter.com/c0RmsTEzI2
The ethnicity of some of the outstanding French players has also been picked up on:
Croatia’s goalkeeper Danijel Subašić is also a central subject in a number of posts, including memes:
One even suggested that he be transferred to Liverpool instead, referring England’s poor efforts on Saturday.