What a final and what an end to the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Croatia entered the final as underdogs, but certainly gave the French favourites a run for their money in an epic final – the most goals scored in a final since 1966 England Vs West Germany.
The world has come out to congratulate the team who can count this as their second ever World Cup title win…
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai tweeted his congratulations
مبروك لفرنسا كأس العالم ????????
مبروك لكرواتيا اللعب الجميل ????????
تهنئة خاصة لروسيا على التنظيم الرائع ????????
استمتعت شعوب العالم بمونديال غير متوقع .. واجتمعت على محبة اللعبة الأجمل والأكثر إثارة وتشويقا ..
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) July 15, 2018
Dubai’s Ruler congratulated France for the win, Croatia for a beautiful game, and Russia for the incredible event
And the people of France praised the message
‘Long live the friendship between the UAE and France’
شكرا جزيلا لصاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم على التهاني لفوز فرنسا بكأس العالم! عاشت الصداقة بين الإمارات العربية المتحدة وفرنسا ! ????????????????????
— Ludovic Pouille (@ludovic_pouille) July 15, 2018
Meanwhile in Dubai: venues were bursting at the seams with supporters last night
Our own Burj Khalifa lit up to congratulate the winners
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 15, 2018
And Emirates flights – which live stream matches were INSANE!
And reports of queues out the door at Barasti, which could barely contain supporters
Now, we wait four and a half years until the next FIFA World Cup
After it was announced this week that the next event, which is being hosted by Qatar, will begin in November rather than July
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