Mandzukic and Griezmann provide fitting end to record-breaking World Cup

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The World Cup final lived up to the tournament’s themes as a penalty and an own goal helped France to victory.

Mario Mandzukic inadvertently nodded Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick past Danijel Subasic to open the scoring with the first own goal in a World Cup final – but the 12th in this tournament, doubling the previous record.

The introduction of VAR means penalties have been a constant and Griezmann tucked away his third and the 22nd successful spot-kick of the tournament, from 29 awarded.

There were also more goals in the final five minutes of games than ever before and here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the key data points and how they affected a dramatic tournament.

Own goals

Own goals at each World Cup since 1998
(PA Graphic)

  • Aziz Bouhaddouz (Morocco) v Iran, June 15
  • Aziz Behich (Australia) v France, June 16
  • Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) v Croatia, June 16
  • Thiago Cionek (Poland) v Senegal, June 19
  • Ahmed Fathi (Egypt) v Russia, June 19
  • Denis Cheryshev (Russia) v Uruguay, June 25
  • Edson Alvarez (Mexico) v Sweden, June 27
  • Yann Sommer (Switzerland) v Costa Rica, June 27
  • Yassine Meriah (Tunisia) v Panama, June 28
  • Sergei Ignashevich (Russia) v Spain, July 1
  • Fernandinho (Brazil) v Belgium, July 6
  • Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) v France, July 15


Penalties scored at each World Cup since 1998
(PA Graphic)


Kieran Trippier, centre, puts England in front against Croatia
Kieran Trippier, centre, scores England’s ninth set-piece goal of the World Cup (Owen Humphreys/PA)


Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez, second left, is booked after conceding a penalty against England
Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez, second left, is booked against England (Aaron Chown/PA)

  • Carlos Sanchez (Colombia) v Japan, June 19
  • Jerome Boateng (Germany) v Sweden, June 23
  • Igor Smolnikov (Russia) v Uruguay, June 25
  • Michael Lang (Switzerland) v Sweden, July 3

Late goals

Late goals at each World Cup since 1998
(PA Graphic)

Penalty shoot-outs

Croatia celebrated back-to-back shoot-out wins
Croatia, led by Ivan Rakitic, left, celebrated back-to-back shoot-out wins (Manu Fernandez/AP)

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